Slovenia Taken To ECJ Over ECB Documents Seized In Raid

Law360, London (January 25, 2019, 3:35 PM GMT) -- The European Commission is taking Slovenia to the European Union’s highest court, claiming its authorities seized data belonging to the European Central Bank in a raid three years ago, breaching what the EU called “the inviolability of the archives” of the ECB.

Slovenian authorities are accused of seizing the ECB's confidential documents and IT hardware as they investigated the country's national central bank in 2016. The commission said the eurozone’s central bank had not authorized the removal of the documents and that such information is protected under EU law.

Brussels said Thursday it has referred Slovenia to the Court of Justice...

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