Could we receive the following documents re. the 30/10/2020 Letter of Formal Notice in procedure INFR(2020)4000 ?
- the letter of formal notice of the European Commission of 30 October 2020 to Belgium requesting it to change its rules under which Belgian life insurance companies are effectively exempt or almost fully exempt from tax on income from dividends, interest and real estate, including capital gains;
- the official answer of the Belgian state, as sent on 28 February 2021 to the European Commission.
Thank you, and Yours faithfully,
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the
Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Dear [email address],
Good morning, apologies for this, and thank you very much for your quick reply. Please find hereafter all my professional contact details:
Thank you for your e-mail of 11 June 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 14
June 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3870.
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 05/07/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via a private third-party 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.
Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).
Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.
We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [email address].