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From: Peter

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Dear Madam, Sir

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:

All documents, including but not limited to letters, sent by the European Space Agency to the European Commission with comments on the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer

Peter Teffer
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Dear Mr Teffer,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/09/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 25/09/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5002.

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 16/10/2018. 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 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 also that the European Commission is not responsible for any possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request. Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Teffer,

We refer to your e-mail dated 21/09/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 25/09/2018 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 16/10/2018. 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 08/11/2018.

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

Yours sincerely

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

 

 

 

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[5]Ares(2018)5456268 - Your confirmatory application for access to
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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your email of 3 October 2018, registered on the same day, by
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 documents (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
were not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time-limit that expired on 24 October  2018.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 16 November 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

We refer to your e-mail dated 21/09/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 25/10/2018 under the above mentioned
reference number.

The reply to your request could not be finalised today. Therefore, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
extended time limit of 15 working days, which expires today (08/11/2018).
Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to send you the
reply in the coming days.

We apologise for this additional delay and for any inconvenience this may
cause,

Kind regards,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
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SMEs
DG  GROW/03 – The Strategic planning and delivery Unit

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

I refer to your email of 3 October 2018, by 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 documents[6]^[1] (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

I also refer to our holding reply of  24 October 2018, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15
working days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended
time limit expires on 16 November  2018.

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal
consultations. I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide
you with a final reply as soon as possible. I regret this additional delay
and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents)

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[8][1]      Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43.

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your to your e-mail of 31 October 2018, by 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 documents (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
due to ongoing consultations, we are not in a position to reply to your
confirmatory request within the prescribed time limit expiring on
23/11/2018. Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15
working days in accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The
new deadline expires on 14 December 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

 

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Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to documents)

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your e-mail of 31 October 2018, registered on the same day, by
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 documents (hereafter, ‘Regulation
1049/2001’).

 

I also refer to our holding reply of 21 November 2018, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15
working days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. This
extended time limit expires on 14 December 2018.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time limit, as we have not yet finalised internal
consultations. However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to
provide you with a final reply as soon as possible.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Please find enclosed the reply to your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

GROW.I1 – SPACE POLICY AND RESEARCH

Secretariat

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European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)

Space Policy and Research Unit I-1

Avenue d'Auderghem 45 - BREY 09/060
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-55738/62926

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From: Peter

Delivered

Dear Madam, Sir,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request registered on 25/09/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5002.

First let me note that there has been an unacceptable delay for replying to my request. Normally, the Commission should have replied by 16 October 2018, a deadline which was postponed until 8 November 2018, which the regulation allows under exceptional circumstances. While the Commission has apologised for the delay, the only reason given for the delay was that “internal consultations” had not yet been “finalised” - which does not point to an exceptional circumstance. Moreover, since the result of the search is that reportedly no document has been found that match the description, this makes it even more difficult to accept that the Commission would need such a long time to arrive at its conclusion.

Regardless, I do not believe that the Commission does not hold any documents that match my description, i.e. all documents including but not limited to letters, sent by the European Space Agency to the European Commission with comments on the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme.

A spokeswoman from the European Space Agency has confirmed to me that ESA has indeed sent such a letter in July 2018, with the Commission in cc. Is the Commission claiming that this letter has never arrived?

Looking forward to a quick response,

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer
Peter Teffer
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Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium
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A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/esa_...

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 19/12/2018 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
GROW in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2018/5002.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 19/12/2018 (Ares(2018)6568137).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (21/01/2018).  In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for having provided your contact phone number, so that
the external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Mr Teffer,

I refer to your email of 19 December 2018, registered on the same day, by
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 documents[6]^[1] ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Please be
informed that an external consultation regarding your request is also
taking place.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 21 January 2019.
Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 11 February 2019.

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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[8][1]      Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43.

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Dear Mr Teffer,

I refer to your email of 19 December 2018, by 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 documents[6]^[1] ("Regulation 1049/2001").

We have finalised our internal assessment regarding your application.
However, please note that an extended time limit is required because the
final decision still needs to be approved by our hierarchy.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 11 February 2019.

 However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you
with a final reply as soon as possible. I regret this additional delay and
sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

[7]cid:image001.gif@01D13362.41D673C0

European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2018/5002, adopted on 11/02/2019 in the above-mentioned
case.

 

Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory.

 

Yours sincerely,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Charl. 03/21

 

 

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