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Guide on Access to EU Document

The guide encourages members of the public to use their right of access to EU documents, to understand how the EU rules are applied and to monitor levels of EU transparency in practice. It also encourages citizens to defend their right of access to EU documents before the European Ombudsman, for example.This guide contains step-by-step information on accessing EU documents using EU Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, the EU’s freedom of information law. The guide includes an overview of the right of access to EU documents, handy tips for the requesting process, and also information about the appeals options available to requesters if they are unhappy with a response to their access to documents requests

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