Council publishes report on implementation of Access to Documents Regulation
The Council of the EU has approved and published its annual report on the implementation of Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents.
The report notes that over 440,000 original-language documents were listed in the public register by the end of 2020, of which more than 71% are public and available for download, and that in 2020, more than 22,000 documents were added, 73% of them being available for public access.
The Council received 2,321 requests for access to documents and 26 confirmatory applications. Full access was granted for 84.1% of the requests, and partial access to 4% of them. Access was refused to 1 ,86 documents, which amounts to 11.9%.
The requested documents, which came mainly from a