Ref. Ares(2017)4322277 - 05/09/2017
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL JUSTICE and CONSUMERS
Unit 02: Interinstitutional, international coordination
Head of Unit
Brussels, 05 September 2017
JUST.02/GP/mg(2017) 4865367 s
By registered letter with acknowledgment of
Friends of the Earth Europe
Mundo B Building
Rue D'Edimbourg 26
Advance copy by email :
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2017/4685
(Meeting about the UN binding treaty)
Dear Ms Douo,
We refer to your e-mail dated 11/08/2017 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on the same day under the above mentioned reference number.
We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the
description given in your application.
Indeed, as specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as
defined in that regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the
Given that no such documents have been identified, the Commission is not in a position
to handle your request.
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a
confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: MO59 06/68 - Tel. direct line +32 229-55885
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Transparency unit SG-B-4
or by email to: [email address]
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Electronically signed on 05/09/2017 09:43 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563