Ombudsman approves CINEA’s reply concerning complaint on public access
The European Ombudsman has delivered her Decision in case 311/2021/TE, welcoming the reply by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) to her proposed solution concerning a refusal to grant public access to a cost-benefit analysis of the Brenner tunnel project.
In November 2020 a complaint was lodged against the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), the former CINEA, requesting public access to the above mentioned cost-benefit analysis.
Following INEA’s refusal to grant public access in view of the potential harming of the project company’s commercial interests, the Ombudsman’s inquiry team carried out an inspection of the cost-benefit analysis in question. It found that, alt