Dear Legal Service,
50 years ago, the US "Freedom of Information Act" came into force and became - with some major revisions - an important factor in the generally understood right for access to information and documents. Happy FOIA day to you, too.
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 related to the application and interpretation of Regulation 1049/2001 by the European Commission (including its Legal Service). I am particularly interested in documents providing interpretation and guidance to the Commission on terms in the Regulation as well as disputes with third parties about the interpretation. A few examples might include the ad-hoc introduction of a postal address requirement for access to documents requests or the question what an "exceptional case" is as referred to in Article 7 (3) of the Regulation.
Dear M. Schindler
Thank you for your e-mail dated 04/07/2017. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 05/07/2017 under GESTDEM 2017/3940 reference.
Can you please confirm that your postal address is : Bundestagsburo Julia
Reda, MdEP Unter den LInden 50 11011 Berlin ?
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
In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
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
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Unit B4 - Transparency
Dear Legal Service,
the postal address (which of course is not required to file access to documents requests, but you know that already) is
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP
Unter den Linden 50