Dear European Parliament,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents and preparatory documents which relate to the subjects of "citizenship by ancestry", also sometimes referred to as "jure sanguinis" citizenship or "jus sanguinis" by member states.

While not intended to constrain the scope of the information request, it may be helpful to note that Parliament recently asked the Commission to to review the various systems under which citizenship is recognised or granted by member states; LIBE committee played a large role in this request and discussion.

Yours faithfully,
Nicholas Lee

AccesDocs, European Parliament

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Our reference: A(2021)10419

 

Dear Mr Lee,

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your message, which
was registered on 30 November 2021.

All applications for public access to documents are treated in compliance
with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access
to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulation, your application will
be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request.

Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU)
2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with
regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions,
bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. A
detailed privacy statement is available [1]here.

The European Parliament reserves the right to ask for additional
information regarding your identity in order to verify compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and the European Parliament’s implementing
measures.

Your attention is drawn to the fact that you have lodged your application
via the AsktheEU.org website, which is a private website not officially
related to the European Parliament. Therefore, the European Parliament
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

 

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address: AccesDocs(at)europarl.europa.eu  

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D58B31.E2CF1C20 TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the
Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional
Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[3][email address]
[4]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

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AccesDocs, European Parliament

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Our reference: A(2021)10419

 

 

Dear Mr Lee,

 

With this email, we are replying to your application for public access to
any document relating to the subjects of  "citizenship by ancestry", also
sometimes referred to as "jure sanguinis" citizenship or "jus sanguinis"
by member states.

 

Parliament handles applications for public access to documents in line
with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 laying down the terms and conditions for
public access to the documents of Parliament, Council and Commission, and
Parliament's implementing rules.

 

As a preliminary remark, Parliament draws your attention to the fact that
the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, as defined in its Article 2(3),
extends only to existing documents held by an institution, whereas it does
not cover the broader concept of information. Information may be
distinguished from a document, in particular, as far as it is defined as a
data element that may appear in one or multiple documents.

 

We have consulted the relevant services within Parliament and we inform
you that as it is formulated, your request is extremely broad so it is not
possible identify specific documents or the number of documents would be
very large. In accordance with Article 6 (2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, Parliament may ask applicants to clarify their application, if
it is not sufficiently precise. In that regard, we invite you to have a
look at Parliament's public register of documents which contains all
publicly available documents. Based on your request, the following
documents may be relevant for you:

 

[1]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...

 

[2]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/e...

 

[3]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreW...

 

[4]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreW...

 

If, after looking at the documents available on the public register, you
are interested in any specific document, please feel free to contact us
again.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

[5]cid:image001.png@01D58B31.E2CF1C20 TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the
Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional
Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[6][email address]
[7]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

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3. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreW...
4. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreW...
6. mailto:[email address]
7. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

AccesDocs, European Parliament

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Our reference: A(2021)10419

 

 

Dear Mr Lee,

 

The time limit for replying to your application under Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 of November 30^th, concerning public access to documents expires
on December 21^st.

 

However, since we are still awaiting the potential clarification of your
request, Parliament exceptionally needs to extend the time limit provided
for in Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 by a further 15
working days, in accordance with Article 7(3) of that Regulation, in order
to reply to your application.

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. We thank you for your
understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D58B31.E2CF1C20 TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the
Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional
Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[2][email address]
[3]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

 

References

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Dear AccesDocs,

Please note, I am withdrawing this request as it is apparent that there are no responsive documents at the European Parliament.

Yours sincerely,
Nicholas Lee