Mathias Schindler

Dear Trade,

I am requesting a copy of each Access to Documents request from 2018 and 2019 that was refused registration because the requesting person did not provide a postal address.

Please do not transfer this request to another authority, I am specifically asking for requests that were sent to you.

I am perfectly fine with the redaction of personal information.

Since my postal address is on file and there is no legal requirement for a provision of a postal address (and since the European Commission has stopped sending out physical letters in Access to Document request procedures during the pandemic anyway) please do not bother asking me again for a postal address, which yould be especially hillarious given the topic of this request, don't you think?

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

Generaldirektion Handel

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 June 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10 June
2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3472.

 

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
01/07/2020. 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.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
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

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
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

For the purposes of the registration of your request the following postal
address will be used: Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP Unter den Linden 50
11011 Berlin, Germany.

In case this postal address is incorrect or no longer valid, we kindly ask
you to inform us as soon as possible.

 

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

 

 

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Generaldirektion Handel

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Dear Mr Schindler,

 

We refer to your access to documents request registered on 10/06/2020
under the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, the nature of your
application required us to perform a considerable number of searches in
our database in order to gather all necessary documents. Therefore we will
not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within
the time limit of 15 working days, which expires today. However, we would
like to inform you that your file is now at the last stage of the
procedure and will be soon submitted for approval.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 23/07/2020.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

From: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:30 AM
To: Mathias Schindler <[FOI #8026 email]>
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Subject: GESTDEM 2020/3472 access to documents request - Refused
registration to Access to Documents requests

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 June 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10 June
2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3472.

 

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
01/07/2020. 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.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
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

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
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

For the purposes of the registration of your request the following postal
address will be used: Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP Unter den Linden 50
11011 Berlin, Germany.

In case this postal address is incorrect or no longer valid, we kindly ask
you to inform us as soon as possible.

 

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

 

 

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ve_trade.accessdoc(TRADE), Generaldirektion Handel

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Dear Sir,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/3472.

According to our 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 answer file e-mail by replying to [DG TRADE request email].

TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM