27 EuropaAbend Hamburg

Mathias Schindler made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

* All versions, including drafts, written remarks and notes concerning the speech of Commissioner Günther Oettinger at the "27. EuropaAbend" event on October 27, 2016 in Hamburg

* All correspondence between the AGA (AGA Norddeutscher Unternehmensverband
Großhandel, Außenhandel, Dienstleistung e. V.) and the individuals organizing the EuropaAbend and DG CNECT regarding this event.

* Briefings provided to Mr. Oettinger relating to this event and his speech.

* Recordings and transcripts of this speech as well as followup requests to him or the Commission after the event.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements.

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Best regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (L.N)

European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 - Transparency

 

 

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

as you might know, the requirement for a postal address is a bogus one that does not serve any legitimate purpose and is used as a deterrence by the European Commission against freedom of information requests.

Please confirm that your request for a postal address was sent in error and is void.

In the interest of not letting you stall this request for information, I will provide you with a postal request without any acknowledgement of any requirement to do so. The postal address is

Mathias Schindler
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP
Unter den Linden 50
11011 Berlin

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 27/10/2016.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
27/10/2016 under GESTDEM 2016/6031 reference.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
21/11/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of
the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held
accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this
system.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Access to Document Team (L.N)

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European Commission

Secrétariat Général

SG.B4 - Transparency

 

BERL 05/288
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

as you correctly stated in your October 27, 2016 email, the time limit for the response to this access to documents request expired on 21/11/2016 and has not been extended.

Under Article 7 (4) of Regulation 1049/2001, the suggested path is a confirmatory application which I am happy to do. Please confirm the reception of this confirmatory application without delay.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

EC ARES NOREPLY, Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2016)6528616 concernant "Reply to: Gestdem 2016/6031 - Oettinger speech at the "27. EuropaAbend" event on October 27, 2016 in Hamburg" envoyé par Mme SIOLI Lucilla le 21/11/2016.

Please find attached document Ares(2016)6528616 regarding "Reply to: Gestdem 2016/6031 - Oettinger speech at the "27. EuropaAbend" event on October 27, 2016 in Hamburg" sent by Ms SIOLI Lucilla on 21/11/2016.

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Note: This e-mail was automatically generated by the European Commission's central mail registration system.
Replies by e-mail must be addressed to the original sender SIOLI Lucilla (mailto:[email address]).
Remarque : Cet e-mail a été généré automatiquement par le système d'enregistrement central du courrier de la Commission européenne.
Toute réponse éventuelle par e-mail doit être adressée à l'expéditeur en personne, à savoir SIOLI Lucilla (mailto:[email address]).

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Sir,

Your message has been forwarded to DG CNECT.

Meanwhile, we have been informed by DG CNECT, that a copy of their reply dated 21 November 2016 has been resent to you today.

In view of this, we would like to inform you that the Secretariat General will not register your confirmatory application at this stage.

However, upon receipt of the initial reply, if you wish to submit a confirmatory request in accordance with Article 7 of the Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you remain free to do so.

Best regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (PS)
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

thank you for your email. In light of yiour response, I would indeed ask for a confirmatory application.

It is implausible that only one version of the prepared speech exists with no draft notes by the Commission staffer drafting and preparing the speech upon request.

It appears the Commission has unduly narrowed the scope of the request to direct correspondence between AGA and DG CNECT when in fact the request included "and the individuals organizing the EuropaAbend", which of course should include those individuals employed by the Commission in other DGs.

As the letter does not address "as well as followup requests to him or the Commission after the event" from the original request, it seems possible any followup requests disregarded.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 10/12/2016, by which you request, pursuant to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG CNECT in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2016/6031.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents which was registered on 12/12/2016 (Ares(2016)6905646).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (10/01/2017). In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express delivery.
We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact phone number (by email to [email address]), so that the external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Carlos Remis,

thank you for your letter. I trust the Commission has both my physical as well as my electronic address. Please indicate if otherwise.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Mr Schindler,

Thank you for your email.

We confirm you that the Commission is in possession of your physical and electronic address.

We are asking you for a phone number so that the external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

The phone number is +49 30 227 74223.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached a letter concerning your application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Gestdem 2016/6031

 

Yours sincerely,

 

TEAM ACCESS DOCUMENTS
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European Commission
Secretariat General

Unit B4 - Transparency

 

 

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Mathias Schindler

Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,
Dear Mr Kröger,

thank you for your letter dated January 9 in which you seek to extend the deadline for handling my confirmatory application, invoking Article 8 (2) of the Regulation 1049/2001.

The Article reads: "2. In exceptional cases, for example in the event of an
application relating to a very long document or to a very large
number of documents, the time limit provided for in paragraph
1 may be extended by 15 working days, provided that the
applicant is notified in advance and that detailed reasons are
given."

Your letter does not explain why an internal consultation is an exceptional case. Merely claiming internal consultations also does not satisfy the requirements of the provisions in Article 8 (2) to provide detailed reasons. Such detailed reasons might include information on the amount and results of the ongoing consultations and the efforts made to conduct these within the standard deadline.

I kindly ask you to address these two issues in case you seek to invoke the deadline extension by 15 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Mr Schindler,

Many thanks for your below e-mail.

Following your confirmatory application, the Commission is carrying out a renewed, thorough search for further documents that could fall under the scope of your request. As several services are concerned, we are not yet in a position to reply to your confirmatory request.

We consequently confirm that we have to extend the prescribed time limit expiring on 10 January 2017 by another 15 working days in accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001.

Many thanks in advance for your understanding.

Best regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2016/6031, adopted on 24/01/2017 in the above-mentioned
case.

 

Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory decision.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315