This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Letter from German Minister of the Interior to Dimitris Avramopoulos'.


Ref. Ares(2018)3681942 - 11/07/2018
From: HOME ACCESS DOCUMENTS 
To: Mathias 
Schindler 
Cc: 
HOME ACCESS DOCUMENTS 
Subject: 
your access to documents request - ref gestdem: 2018/3666 
 
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-----Original Message-----  
From: Mathias Schindler [mailto:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx]   
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2018 7:16 PM  
To: HOME ACCESS DOCUMENTS  

Subject: access to documents request - Letter from German Minister of the 
Interior to Dimitris  
Avramopoulos 
 
Dear Migration and Home Affairs, 
 
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: 
 
According to numerous reports (such as https://www.dw.com/de/merkel-und-
seehofer-wollen-neuen- 
streit-vermeiden/a-44579978), the German Federal Minister of the 
Interior, Building and Community  
(hereinafter: Horst Seebrücke)  did write a letter to Mr. Avramopoulos on 
or around June 27 concerning  
the security cooperation with the United Kingdom after Brexit day. 
 
In a letter by the German PermRep, this Horst Seebrücke letter was 
characterized as a letter not  
representing the German Government's position and that the letter was not 
coordinated within the  
German Government. 
 
I am requesting both letters as well as all documents within the 
Commission in relationship with this  
letter, including internal communication, memos, drafts, notes and 
protocols. 
 
Yours faithfully, 
 
Mathias Schindler 
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP 
Platz der Republik 1 
11011 Berlin 
 
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