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EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
 
 
Brussels, 16.4.2018 
C(2018) 2401 final 
 
 
 
Ms Julia REDA                   
European Parliament   
Bât. Altiero Spinelli 
Office 05F158 
60 rue Wiertz 
1047 Brussels 
DECISION OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION PURSUANT 
TO ARTICLE 4 OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES TO REGULATION (EC) N° 1049/20011 
Subject: 
Your confirmatory application for access to documents under 
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - Gestdem 2018/818 

Dear Ms Reda, 
I refer to your email of 5 March 2018, registered on the same day, in which you submit a 
confirmatory application in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 
1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission 
documents2 ('Regulation 1049/2001').   
1. 
SCOPE OF YOUR REQUEST 
In your initial application of 6 February 2018, you requested access to the Memorandum 
of Understanding on the future common charging solution for smartphones

 
In its initial reply of 2 March 2018, the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, 
Entrepreneurship and SMEs refused access to this document based on the exception of 
Article 4(2), first indent (protection of commercial interests of a natural or legal person) 
of Regulation 1049/2001. 
 
                                                 

Official Journal L 345 of 29.12.2001, p. 94. 
2    Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43.  
 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 
 


Through your confirmatory application, you request a review of this position and present 
arguments supporting your request.   
 
2. 
ASSESSMENT AND CONCLUSIONS UNDER REGULATION 1049/2001 
When assessing a confirmatory application for access to documents submitted pursuant 
to Regulation 1049/2001, the Secretariat-General conducts a fresh review of the reply 
given by the Directorate-General concerned at the initial stage. 
As part of this review, the Secretariat-General re-consulted DIGITALEUROPE, the 
author of this document, in accordance with Article 4(4) of Regulation 1049/2001. 
DIGITALEUROPE agreed with its disclosure.  
Please find the link at which the document has in the meantime been made publicly 
available: 
http://www.digitaleurope.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Com
mand=Core_Download&EntryId=2630&language=en-US&PortalId=0&TabId=353 

3. 
MEANS OF REDRESS 
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to the means of redress that are available 
against this decision. You may either bring proceedings before the General Court or file a 
complaint with the European Ombudsman under the conditions specified respectively in 
Articles 263 and 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
For the Commission 
Martin SELMAYR 
Secretary-General 

 
 


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