1. The principles and conditions concerning public access to the Committee's documents shall be the same as those defined in Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 200116. It is for the Commission to take a decision on requests for access to these documents. If the request is addressed to a Member State, that Member State shall apply Article 5 of the abovementionedRegulation.
2. The Committee's discussions shall be kept confidential.