Communication with AGA

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

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Mathias Schindler

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:

At the end of October 2016, Commissioner Günther Oettinger was invited speak at the "EuropaAbend", an event organised by the AGA (AGA Norddeutscher Unternehmensverband Großhandel, Außenhandel, Dienstleistung e. V.). In a Access to Documents request, the Commission was unable to provide communication between the Commission and the AGA related to this event, except for a letter sent by AGA on December 1st to Commissioner Oettinger (https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/27_e...).

In this letter (Ref. Ares (2016) 7049904 - 19/12/2016), the AGA representative explains the optimal collaboration between the AGA and the staff of Commissioner Oettinger to prepare and conduct the event. Two people are referenced by name for outstanding work; one name is redacted by the Commission, the other is Michael Hager.

I am requesting all information (including emails, drafts, memos, notes, recordings, tables, files, etc)

a) by,
b) to OR
c) from Günther Oettinger, Michael Hager and the person whose name is redacted

that relates to the Hamburg event. The temporal scope of this requests should contain both the time before as well as after the event. The request both refers to information sent to the AGA and their representatives as well as information that Mr. Hager and his redacted colleague sent to other people, both outside as well as inside the Commission.

Since the AGA representative explicitly lauds the "close contact" to the person whose name is redacted and notes the "very good collaboration" in the aftermath of the event, it is highly plausible that much more information exists than was previously disclosed in the above mentioned access to documents request.

I also request a copy of the data on the USB drive that was sent to Commissioner Oettinger by the AGA.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 25/01/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 25/01/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/444.

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 15/02/2017.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

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

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Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Communication with AGA'.

The deadline for this request passed yesterday, the DG die not onvoke an extension.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/comm...

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 16/02/2017, 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 2017/444.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents which was registered on 17/02/2017 (Ares(2017)881213).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (10/03/2017). 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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Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
application GestDem 2017/444.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

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European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

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Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

LONNEVILLE Nora (SG) would like to recall the message, "Your confirmatory application for access to documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2017/444".

Generaldirektion Kommunikationsnetze, Inhalte und Technologien (CNECT)

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

Please find attached a note for your attention regarding your confirmatory
application GestDem 2017/444.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (NL)

[1]cid:image002.jpg@01CFC082.A6D14DD0
European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

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Mathias Schindler

Dear Mr. Kröger

thank you for your letter in which you are explaining the reason for seeking an extension of the deadline for the confirmatory application by another 15 days.

In your words, this extension is needed because the Secretariat General of the European Commission was unable to establish contact with the DG CNECT. While this breakdown of communication might be tragic (and frankly, very worrying), it does not qualify for an extension of the deadline required by Regulation 1049/2001.

Article 8 (2) of Regulation 1049/2001 allows your institution to extend the deadline by 15 working days "in exceptional cases". This is an open ended wording to cover events that could not be anticipated or to handle cases that require work beyond what is usually required to handle access to information requests. The information you provide does not concern the case but rather the institution handling it. DG CNECT's failure to reply does not render this case exceptional. In the absence of other reasons provided, the requirements for an extension of the deadline are not met.

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

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 2017/4444, adopted on 29/03/2017 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