The 61st-90th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019

Maarten Hillebrandt made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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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 31st to the 60th 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 30 documents of this category was already made on 26 April 2019.)

The purpose for my request is academic research.

An identical request was submitted to the Commission on 15 June via the AsktheEU.org platform, but seems to have been misplaced. In case that request has nevertheless reached the Commission, the current request can be ignored.

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 preemptively 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 last request, 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

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
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a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
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der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Maarten Hillebrandt

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

My previous email containing a request for access to documents contained the erroneous subject header "The 61st-90th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019".

This should be "The 31st-60th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019".

Yours faithfully,

Maarten Hillebrandt

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

[1]Ares(2020)3312518 - RE: access to documents request - The 31st to the
60th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019----
Ref. Gestdem 2020/3851

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to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 25/06/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
25/06/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3851.

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 16/07/2020. 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
Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents Team (rc)

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Maarten Hillebrandt

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

On 25 June, I submitted a request for access to documents (see here: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/the_...), the receipt and registration of which was acknowledged by the Commission on the same day.

By now, over 15 working days have passed, in which the Commission has not contacted me either with a decision or an announcement that it will prolong the handling of my request by a further 15 days. Under these circumstances, Regulation 1049/2001 entitles the applicant to submit a confirmatory application. Please consider this email said confirmatory application, for the purpose of gaining access to the previously requested documents.

Yours sincerely,

Maarten Hillebrandt

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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[5]Ares(2020)3820461 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request
- The 61st-90th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in
2019

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Hillebrandt,

 

We apologize for not having sent you the letter extending the deadline by
another 15 working days for your request 2020-3851. Nonetheless, we would
like to assure you that we are fully working on your request and we expect
to send you a reply as soon as possible.  In this context, we would like
to invite you to submit your confirmatory application upon receipt of the
initial reply currently under preparation, if you remain unsatisfied with
the latter.

 

Many thanks.

 

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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Maarten Hillebrandt

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Many thanks for your reply. I would like to stay with decision, and ask you to consider today's writing as a confirmatory application.

Yours sincerely,

Maarten Hillebrandt

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Maarten Hillebrandt,
Thank you for your email dated 20/07/2020, 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 the
Secretariat-General concerning your initial application GESTDEM 2020/3851.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 22/07/2020 (Ares(2020)3858977).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (12/08/2020). 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.
 
Best regards,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents
[1]HOW WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
 
 
 
 

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Maarten Hillebrandt

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your email. As stated in my initial request for access to documents, the requested documents can be submitted to the below postal address:

Dr. Maarten Hillebrandt
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Law
Eric Castrén Institute
Yliopistonkatu 3
00101 Helsinki
Finland

As I will be absent from my office during the coming time, there is no need as far as I'm concerned to submit the documents by express delivery (ordinary post will suffice). Instead, I kindly request you to send all relevant documents also in digital form to my email address: [email address].

Yours faithfully,
Maarten Hillebrandt

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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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 the number GESTDEM 2020/3851.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency
Berl. 07/251

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