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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

I seek interpretation of existing EU law. An extrapolation of the law rather than an interpolation. I am without counsel. Kindly copy me the policy document detailing your responsibilities.

Yours faithfully,

bert de

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the
procedural requirements.

 

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

 

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
Europa website:

 

[5]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[7][email address]

 

 

 

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Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,

 

Unfortunately we have not yet received a reply to our below message sent
to you last 17 February. We kindly ask you to send your postal address
asap as it is required to handle your access to documents request.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS <[SG request email]>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:24 PM
To: bert de <[FOI #10731 email]>
Subject: Your access to documents request - Interpretation of EU law -
Ares(2022)1188692

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the
procedural requirements.

 

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

 

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
Europa website:

 

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[4][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Not at liberty to offer address. I am however able to confirm I currently reside in Bournemouth, England.

You would note, the information sought is quite general, available no doubt from one of your web sites however, I've not been able to locate it. All you need do is identify the URL.

Yours sincerely,

bert de

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

Dear Sir,

 

We requested you to provide a postal address and you replied the
following:

 

[Not at liberty to offer address. I am however able to confirm I currently
reside in Bournemouth, England.]

 

 

Since 1 April 2014, the submission of a postal address became a mandatory
feature for the purpose of making an application for access to documents.
We would like to explain why we need your postal address in order to
register and handle your application for access to documents:

 

 

•                Firstly, to obtain legal certainty as regards the date
you received the European Commission reply to your application for public
access to documents. Article 297 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union (TFEU) states that ‘[…] decisions which specify to whom
they are addressed, shall be notified to those to whom they are addressed
and shall take effect upon such notification.’ In line with this
provision, if the Commission does not grant full access to the requested
documents, it notifies the reply to the applicant via registered mail with
acknowledgement of receipt or via delivery service. This requires an
indication of a valid postal address by the applicant;

 

•                Secondly, to apply correctly the Data Protection
Regulation (EU) 2018/1725  . Knowing whether the applicant is an EU
resident (or not) is necessary for deciding which conditions shall apply
for the transmissions of personal data to applicants for access to
documents. These conditions are not the same for recipients established in
the Union and for recipients in third countries. As the vast majority of
the documents requested contain personal data, the Commission cannot
ensure the correct application of the data protection rules in the absence
of a postal address;

 

•                Thirdly, to apply correctly Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.
Article 4(1)(b) of that Regulation refers to the protection of the privacy
and integrity of the individual and has to be applied in line with the
Data Protection Regulation;

 

•                Fourthly, to protect the interest of other citizens and
safeguard the principle of good administration. The Commission has to
treat all citizens equally by ensuring that the legal framework for public
access to documents is respected. For example, it has to verify whether
Article 6(3) of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 is being evaded by
introducing several requests under different identities. Indeed, in its
Ryanair judgment  , the General Court confirmed that Article 6(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 cannot be evaded by splitting an application
into several, seemingly separate, parts. In addition, the Commission has
to make sure that the legal framework is respected and the right of access
to documents is not abused by making requests under an invented identity.

 

The considerations above show that the request for and the consequent
processing of the applicant’s postal address is not only appropriate, but
also strictly necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the
public interest within the meaning of Article 5(1)(a) of Data Protection
Regulation, namely providing a smooth and effective access to documents.

 

We therefore kindly reiterate our request to you to provide a full valid
postal address, so we can duly register and handle your request. Please
note that, once we receive your postal address, we will register your
request for access as an initial application for access to documents in
the meaning of Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The deadline
for handling your initial request shall run as from the moment of
registration of your application following the submission of your postal
address.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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