Ref. Ares(2020)3255731 - 23/06/2020
TAXATION AND CUSTOMS UNION
The Acting Director General
Taxud E2/PK/SVDV – taxud.e.2(2020) 3475168
Mr Mathias Schindler
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda MdEP
Unter den Linden 50
DE - 11011 Berlin
(by e-mail only)
Dear Mr Schindler,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020/3439
We refer to your e-mail dated 5 June 2020 in which you make a request for access to documents,
registered under the above-mentioned reference number.
You make a request for access to: ”each Access to Documents request from 2018 and 2019 that was
refused registration because the requesting person did not provide a postal address”.
We regret to inform you that DG Taxation and Customs Union does not hold refused requests that
would correspond to the description given in your application. As such, we are not in a position to
handle your request.
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 institution. There is no obligation under
the said Regulation to create new documents if they do not exist.
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, B-1049 Bruxelles / Europese Commissie, B-1049 Brussel - Belgium. Telephone: (32-2) 299 11 11.
Office: J-79 (5/222) Telephone: direct line (32-2) 2961371
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, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)
or by email to: email@example.com
Electronically signed on 22/06/2020 11:38 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563