The European Union citizens and residents have the right to access documents produced by the European institutions.
The Commission publishes a wide range of documents, related to its decision making process and makes them available and accessible to the public through a Register. Citizens can search for and request documents by using an electronic application form.
A Citizen's Guide provides more detailed information about documents held by the Commission and rules governing public access
The Commission publishes annual reports about the application of regulation on access to documents.
The Court of Justice is responsible for handling complaints related to the access of documents.