The New York Times is taking the European Commission to court over its failure to release text messages between its president and the Pfizer CEO, reports Samuel Stolton of Politico.
Stolton reports, “The newspaper will face off against EU lawyers in the bloc’s highest court, arguing that the Commission faces a legal obligation to release the messages, which could contain information on the bloc’s deals to purchase billions of euros worth of COVID-19 doses.
“The case was lodged on January 25 and published on the European Court of Justice’s public register on Monday, but no detailed information is yet available online. Two people familiar with the matter confirmed the details of the case to POLITICO.
“The New York Times declined to comment on the case. A statement from the publication stated: ‘The Times files many freedom of information requests and maintains an active docket. We can’t comment at this time on the subject of this lawsuit.'”
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