- On 31 December 2009, the EU Council had 1,371,608 documents of which 24.2% were not publicly accessible (>300,000). 22,686 documents were only partially accessible.
- In 2009, the Council's online register had 554,952 different visitors viewing 10,011,440 screens.
- In 2009, 425 documents were produced as "Confidential" and 20 as "Secret". Only 156 of the former and 1 of the latter are actually mentioned in the online register. There is no mentioning of the number of documents classified "Top Secret".
- Requests for access were made to 8,443 documents that were not public. 6,452 (76.4%) of them were actually released, fully or partially. Most of the applicants (28.2%) came from Belgium. 5.6% of the refusals were for reasons of public security, 3.5% concerned military matters.
- Only three complaints regarding refusal to receive access to documents were made to the European Ombudsman, one of them regarding ACTA.
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