The Commission has lodged an appeal against a judgment of the General Court annulling the Commission’s decision to deny Editions Odile Jacob access to certain documents filed in a merger investigation involving Lagardere and Editis (formerly Vivendi Universal Publishing).

The Commission is claiming that the General Court failed to consider the fact that rights of access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents granted by Regulation 1049/2001 need to take into account the specific nature of merger proceedings and the confidentiality guarantees offered to undertakings involved in a merger investigation.

Case C-404/10 - 9 October 2010