Dear DG FISMA,

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:

A list of all lobby meetings held by the vice-president and the commissioner in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, or any other member of their Cabinet with any organisations representing churches and/or religious communities since 2014 onwards, including all emails, minutes, reports or any other briefing papers related to all those meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino
Calle Ricardo Ortiz 61 , 1B.
28017 Madrid.

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15/03/2019 providing us with your postal
address in the framework of your request for access to documents. We
hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 18/03/2019 under reference number GestDem
2019/1608.

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 08/04/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is 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 European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European 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 your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
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Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Mr Merino,

 

We would like to inform you that we are currently dealing with your
request of access to documents. Nonetheless, we would like to inform you
that we would need more time until 30/04 to analyse your request.  

 

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

 

Kind regards,

 

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

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Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 7:00 AM
To: FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: REMINDER: request for access to documents/Demande d'accès
document- GESTDEM/2019/1608

 

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Dear Collegue,

The deadline for replies to the request for access to documents of Mr. /
Ms Merino Alvaro - [1]GESTDEM/2019/1608 (DG FISMA) is set for to
08/04/2019.

We remind you that the lack of reply within the prescribed period
constitutes an implied refusal to allow the applicant to make a
confirmatory application to the Secretary General.

If you are not able to answer before then, we suggest that you send to the
applicant a letter informing of the need to extend the deadline.

SG.C1 - Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

"Access to documents" team

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Cher Collègue,

La date limite de réponse à la demande d'accès aux documents de M./Mme
Merino Alvaro - [3]GESTDEM/2019/1608 (DG FISMA) est fixée au 08/04/2019.

Nous vous rappelons que l'absence de réponse dans le délai requis
constitue un refus implicite qui permet au demandeur de présenter une
demande confirmative au Secrétaire Général.

Si vous n'êtes pas en mesure de réponse avant cette date, nous vous
suggérons de faire parvenir au demandeur un courrier l'informant de la
nécessité de prolonger le délai.

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Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

This message replaces the previous e-mail sent on 08/04.

Dear Mr Merino,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/1608.

We refer to your e-mail dated 15/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 18/03/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 08/04/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents and in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 03/05/2019.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

From: FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2019 10:33 AM
To: '[FOI #6632 email]'
Cc: FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: Request for access to documents/Demande d'accès document-
GESTDEM/2019/1608

 

Dear Mr Merino,

 

We would like to inform you that we are currently dealing with your
request of access to documents. Nonetheless, we would like to inform you
that we would need more time until 30/04 to analyse your request.  

 

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

 

Kind regards,

 

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

 

Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Mr O'Connor,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2225.

We refer to your e-mail dated 09/04/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 09/04/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 06/05/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents and in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 28/05/2019.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

 

 

Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Mr O'Connor,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2224.

We refer to your e-mail dated 09/04/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 09/04/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 06/05/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents and in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 28/05/2019.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

 

 

Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

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Dear Mr O'Connor,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/1899.

We refer to your e-mail dated 28/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 28/03/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 23/04/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents and in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 16/05/2019.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

 

 

Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

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Dear Mr. Merino,

Thank you very much for your e-mail dated 15 March 2019 in which you make
a request for access to documents, registered under the above mentioned
reference number.

Please accept our apologies for the time taken in answering your question.
Your request is as follows:

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:

 

A list of all lobby meetings held by the vice-president and the
commissioner in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union, or any other member of their Cabinet with any
organisations representing churches and/or religious communities since
2014 onwards, including all emails, minutes, reports or any other briefing
papers related to all those meetings.

 

After a search, 2 documents of correspondence between the Head of the
Cabinet Dombrovskis - Mr Kai Wynands and COMECE (Commission of the
Bishops' Conference of the EU) have been identified as falling within the
scope of your request.

Having examined the documents requested under the provisions of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, I have come to the
conclusion that they may be partially disclosed. As regards to the agenda,
we have blanked out those parts of the agenda which were not linked to the
discussion with Mr. Wynands. In addition, some parts of the documents have
been blanked out as their disclosure is prevented by exception to the
right of access laid down in Article 4 of this Regulation, for data
protection reasons.

Personal data can only be transmitted under specific exceptional
conditions, including if ‘the recipient establishes that it is necessary
to have the data transmitted for a specific purpose in the public
interest. According to Article 9(1)(b) of Regulation 2018/1725, the
European Commission also only has to examine the further conditions for a
lawful processing of personal data if the recipient has established that
it is necessary to have the data transmitted for a specific purpose in the
public interest. In your request, you do not put forward any arguments to
establish the necessity to have the data transmitted for a specific
purpose in the public interest.

Notwithstanding the above, please note that there are reasons to assume
that the legitimate interests of the data subjects concerned would be
prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data reflected in the documents.

Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation
1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data, as the need to
obtain access thereto for a purpose in the public interest has not been
substantiated and there is no reason to think that the legitimate
interests of the individuals concerned would not be prejudiced by
disclosure of the personal data concerned.

Should you disagree with the assessment that the redacted data are
personal data which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate
under the applicable rules on the protection of personal data, you are
entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, to
submit a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this
position.

Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days
upon receipt of this letter to the Secretariat-General of the Commission
at the following address:

European Commission

Secretariat-General

Unit C.1. ‘Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents’

BERL 7/076

B-1049 Brussels or by email to: [1][DG FISMA request email]

Please note that those documents were received by the Commission. They are
disclosed for information only and cannot be re-used without the agreement
of the originator, who holds a copyright on them. They do not reflect the
position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.

Last but not least, I would like to inform you that COMECE regularly
publishes ample information, through press releases and social media, on
the initiatives of dialogue of the Catholic Church with the EU public
authorities. I encourage you to contact the organisation directly in order
to get more information. 

Yours sincerely,

Dorota Kalina ZALIWSKA
Head of Unit
 
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union

Unit A2 ‘Policy planning and implementation, inter-institutional
relations’

SPA 2 B-1000 Brussels/Belgium

 

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Dear Mr O’Connor,

Subject:          Your applications for access to documents – Ref GestDem
No 2019/2224,  2225,  2228,  2231,  2240

We refer to your e-mails  dated 9 April 2019 in which you make several
requests for access to documents, registered under the above-mentioned
reference numbers.

Your requests concerns 46 meetings and is divided in 5 requests which need
to be assessed individually. And we are currently dealing with another
request 2019/1899 sent by you on 28/3.

In addition to that, the handling of your requests involves the assessment
of a large number of documents originating sometimes from third parties.
The analysis of these documents, together with the need to consult the
third parties concerned in accordance with Article 4(4) and 4(5) of
Regulation 1049/2001, cannot be expected to be completed within the normal
time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation 1049/2001.

However, the Regulation also provides a possibility to confer with
applicants in order to find a fair solution when an application relates to
a very long document or concerns a very large number of documents. Article
6(3) of the Regulation provides that the institution concerned may confer
with the applicant informally, with a view to find a fair solution.

 

In accordance with the case law of the EU Courts, such a solution can only
concern the content or the number of documents applied for, not the
deadline for replying. This means that the scope of the request must be
reduced in a way that would enable its treatment within the extended
deadline of 15 + 15 working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your request and your specific interest in the documents
requested, and whether you could narrow down the scope of your requests
(number of documents requested), so as to reduce it to a more manageable
amount of documents.

Our Cabinet and DG FISMA coordination unit should be involved in the
treatment of your requests (among other tasks and other requests) which
implies an additional amount of work.

 

According to our first estimates, the handling of your request would take
56 working days, divided as follows:

-          identification of the documents falling under your request: 5
working days;

-          retrieval and establishment of a complete list of the documents
identified: 10 working days;

-          scanning of the documents:3 working days;

-          assessment of the content of the documents in light of the
exceptions of Article 4 of Regulation 1049/2001: 10 working days:

-          third-party consultations under Article 4(4) and/or 4(5) of
Regulation 1049/2001: 10 working days;

-          final assessment of the documents in light of the comments
received: 2 working days;

-          drafting of the reply: 1working day;

-          redaction of those parts of the documents to which one or
several exceptions apply): 5 working days;

-          internal approval of the draft decision on your request: 5
working days;

-          preparation of the reply and the documents for dispatch
(scanning of the redacted versions, administrative treatment, 5 working
days.

It follows that, according to our estimates, a maximum of 20 documents
could possibly be dealt with within the extended deadline of 30 working
days counting from the date of registration of you application.

In order to meet the established limit, we would propose for these
requests to deal with the request 2019/2240 concerning the DG and another
set of documents indicated by you.

 

In order to enable us to respect the time-limits of Regulation 1049/2001,
we would ask you for a swift reply to our proposal of a fair solution,
within five working days at the latest:

·         by email to:[email address]

If you have any questions concerning the invitation, you can contact us:

In the absence of a reply within five working days, we will unilaterally
restrict the scope of your application to those parts that can be dealt
with within the extended deadline of 30 working days, counting from the
registration of your application.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

FISMA ACCES TO DOCUMENTS

 

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Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:16 AM
To: '[FOI #6632 email]'
<[FOI #6632 email]>
Cc: FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Access request GESTDEM 2019/2224 - New attribution. new deadline
28/05/2019

 

Dear Mr O'Connor,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2019/2224.

We refer to your e-mail dated 09/04/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 09/04/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 06/05/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents and in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 28/05/2019.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Unit FISMA A2 in charge of document management

 

 

 

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