The report is a valuable overview of all the activities of the Commission in the field of freedom of information and of its activities in applying Regulation 1049/2001. A summary of the pending court cases is provided.
What is striking is the increase in number of requests for documents which in 2007 totalled 4196 (up from 3841 in 2006), of which 72% received an initial response granting the full access to the documents requested. 273 confirmatory requests were made in 2007, and in 15% of those cases (in which access to the documents was denied, obviously) full access was granted (up from 8.57% in 2006 !).
About a third of the requests are made by academics.
For the previous report, covering 2006, see here.