Maarten Hillebrandt

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

The 151st to the 180th final decisions by the European Commission in confirmatory application procedures under Regulation 1049/2001 issued in 2019. (An initial request for access to the first 150 documents of this category was already made in five previous requests.)

The purpose for my request is academic research.

As with my previous highly similar request, explicitly excluded from my request are:
- Any personal data contained in these decision documents - which means that the Commission need not spend any time contacting third parties, and that I agree to the Commission pre-emptively suppressing the contents of any such sections.
- Any related documents - I am exclusively interested in the documents issuing decisions and the legal justification contained therein.

Moreover, where English-language versions of the documents are available, I seek access merely to the version in that language.

Since the current request is nearly identical in scope to my previous requests, I trust that no search for a fair solution procedure will be needed, so that the request can be handled in the shortest possible time frame.

In case any of the documents included in my request were already proactively published, I kindly request you to refer me to the precise URL at which they can be located.

My postal address is:
Dr. Maarten Hillebrandt
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Law
Eric Castrén Institute
Yliopistonkatu 3
00101 Helsinki
Finland

Although I kindly request you to send all relevant documents also in digital form to my email address: [email address].

Yours faithfully,
Maarten Hillebrandt

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

[1]Ares(2020)5973952 - RE: access to documents request - The 151th-180th
Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019 --- Ref.
Gestdem 2020/6440

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 October 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 27 October 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/6440.

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 18 November 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
Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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[5]Ares(2020)6862307 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/6440 - 1st holding letter

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
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Dear Mr Hillebrandt,

 

I refer to your email of 26 October 2020, registered on 27 October 2020 by
which you submit an access to documents request in accordance with Article
7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your request is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not yet
been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a full analysis
of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we are not in a
position to reply to your confirmatory request within the prescribed time
limit expiring on 18 November 2020. Consequently, we have to extend this
period by another 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline expires on 9 December 2020.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

 

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your initial request
for access to documents registered under reference number GESTDEM
2020/6440.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

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