Ombudsman: ECB letter did not suggest changes to Spanish Constitution
The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, helped the European Central Bank (ECB) to settle a public access case involving a letter the ECB sent to the Spanish government in August 2011. A Spanish lawyer asked for access to the letter because he wanted to know whether the ECB had suggested an amendment of the Spanish Constitution. When the ECB refused, he complained to the Ombudsman. After inspecting the letter, the Ombudsman agreed that the ECB should not have to disclose it to the public. However, with the consent of the ECB, he confirmed to the complainant that the letter did not suggest any amendments to the Spanish Constitution.
Refusal to give a Spanish lawyer access to an ECB letter to the
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