Dear colleagues,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, provided in Regulation 1049/2001, I request documents about the financial cost of legal and related expenses, including permanent staff cost where relevant, to the Commission of defending DG Comp's decision in Case AT.40099 concerning Google Android.

To assist your gathering of these documents, note that DG Comp announced its decision on 18 July 2018, and I request documents from that date to the present day.

This request for documents includes, but is not limited to, minutes; notes, whether hand written or typed; audio recordings; verbatim reports; e-mails; correspondence, telephone calls, video calls, publications; reports; presentations; telephone calls; and policy papers.

I would very much appreciate your assistance in this matter.


Dr Johnny Ryan FRHistS

Generaldirektion Wettbewerb

Dear Mr. Ryan,

We refer to your email sent on 2/4/2020 with the request for access to documents and other information.

Unfortunately we cannot find in our database your postal address which is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements under Regulation 1049/2001.
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:

Best regards,

COMP Access to Documents team
DG Competition-European Commission
MADOU-12-85 B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
email: [email address]

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Dear Colleagues,

There is no valid procedural requirement that permits a refusal to register a request to access documents pending the provision of a postal address. Nor is any such requirement is cited in your correspondence.

The Commission has rightly directed its staff to work from their homes to reduce the risk to their health from Covid-19. In this situation it would be impractical for you to limit your response to hard copy. To minimise inconvenience and risk to your staff and to me, I request an electronic response only.

However, to avoid further delay, I copy my postal address here:
Brave London, Mindspace Shoreditch, 9 Appold St, London, EC2A 2AP, UK.

Yours faithfully,

Johnny Ryan

Generaldirektion Wettbewerb

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Dear Sir ,


Thank you for your e-mail of 02 April 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 03
April 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/1927.


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 29
April 2020. 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 website is
responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via
that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.


We understand that the third party running the 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 website.


If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as, 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.


Yours faithfully,






Access to Documents team

DG Competition-European Commission

MADOU-12-85      B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
email: [2][email address]




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ve_sj.acces docs (SJ), Generaldirektion Wettbewerb

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[5]Ares(2020)2690893 - Your requests for Access to Documents - References:
GestDem2020/1927 and 2020/1931

Sent by ve_sj.acces docs (SJ) <[email address]>. All responses
have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sj.acces docs (SJ) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Ryan,


Please find attached the Legal Service’s reply to your above-referenced
requests for access to documents.


Under the current COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, the Commission is
unable to send you the original of its reply by Registered Mail.


In the light of this, we kindly ask you to confirm and acknowledge, by
return email, receipt of the attached reply.


Thank you for your understanding.


Kind regards,


Access to Documents team


European Commission
Legal Service

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]





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Dear Mr Romero Requena,

I am grateful for your response.

Thank you for examining my request.

Yours sincerely,

Johnny Ryan