Companies owned by the state for 50 percent or more fall under the same transparency regulations as public bodies, a court ruling by the Berlin Administrative Court says.
Information about farmsubsidies have to be made public also in Germany, a German court decided this week.
Members of the German federal Parliament Bundestag in 2009 ordered stylish Mont Blanc pens for €68.000. An obvious story for tabloid daily newspaper Bild.
The application concerned access to names and amounts of supports of EU-farmsubsidy beneficiaries in the German province of Northrine-Westphalia.