Greenpeace Nederland and PAN Europe v. European Commission

C-673/13 P and T-545/11
December 17, 2013
Final judgment
European Union, Luxembourg

Environmental NGOs
Greenpeace Nederland, PAN Europe
European Commission
Bondine Kloostra, A. van den Biesen

EU court
Glyphosate
Action for annulment of the Commission's decision to refuse a request for access to several documents relating to the first marketing authorisation for glyphosate.
Court of Justice of the European Union of Luxembourg, European Union
Appellate (Appeal) Court

November 21, 2018
Negative
The judgment of the EU Court of October 8, 2013 is set aside. T-545/11 is referred to the EU Court. Nov. 21, 2018, the action is dismissed, Greenpeace nederland and PAN Europe are ordered to pay the costs.
EU law

Greenpeace Nederland and PAN Europe have asked the Commission for access to several documents relating to the first marketing authorisation for glyphosate. The Commission has granted access to these documents, with the exception of part of the draft assessment report drawn up by Germany, indicating that this document contained confidential information protected by the intellectual property rights of the applicants. On 11/21, 2018, the Court held that the Commission correctly weighed the interests at stake, having set out precisely and concretely how the commercial interests of producers of glyphosate or plant protection products containing it were threatened by the disclosure of the disputed document. The action is dismissed in its entirety.