European Union – Community institutions. In accordance with the wording of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the written submissions lodged by Austria in court proceedings brought by the European Commission against that member state fell within the scope of that regulation as 'documents held by an institution' within the meaning of art 2(3) of that regulation, with the result that they were subject to the right of access to documents. Accordingly, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the Commission's appeal against the decision of the General Court to uphold the respondent's application for access to those documents.