Dear Legal Service,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents filed by Ireland in Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15, Tele2/Watson.
Dr. TJ McIntyre
UCD Sutherland School of Law
University College Dublin
Dublin 4, Ireland.
Dear Mr McIntyre
Thank you for your e-mail. I would like to inform you that a new request
has been registered on 18/07/2017, under reference GestDem 2017/4253,
referring to documents filed by Ireland in Joined Cases C-203/15 and
C-698/15. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public
access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your
request will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire
on 09/08/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
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Dear Mr McIntyre
We refer to your above mentioned application dated 18/07/2017 in which you
make a request for access to documents, registered on the same day under
reference number GestDem 2017/4253.
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 today on 09/08/2017.
An extended time limit is needed as your application concern documents of
which the Commission is not the author. According to Article 4(4) of
Regulation 1049/2001, the Commission therefore has to consult the third
party, in this case the Irish government from which the documents
originate. The consultation period is still ongoing and adds an additional
administrative step to the handling of your access request.
Moreover, following the judgment of the Court in Case C-213/15P, Breyer,
the Commission has received a large number of access requests concerning a
very large total number of documents.
Therefore, it will not be possible to provide you with the reply within
the time limit set by Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents. A reply will be provided to you as
soon as possible.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Head of Sector InfoDoc
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