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Dear Communication,

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:

Any communication with Ireland in relation to media ownership and the funding of public service broadcasting in Ireland.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Defoe

Communication

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Dear Mr Defoe,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
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.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

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

 

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as
references number, persons or bodies who drafted the documents etc…

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

·         by email to: [2][email address]

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Access to Document Team (L.N)

European Commission

Secrétariat Général

SG.B4 - Transparency

 

BERL 05/288
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 

 

 

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Dear Communication,

Thanks for your reply.

Postal address is:

Sean Defoe
Newstalk Newsroom
Marconi House
Digges Lane
Dublin 2
Ireland

In relation to the request and more concrete information: this would include communications between the commission or its branches and the Irish Department of Communications in relation to the subject of media ownership, plurality and public service funding such as the licence fee for RTÉ, funding for commercial TV and radio and possible subvention for the newspaper industry in Ireland.

Hope that helps.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Defoe

Communication

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Dear Mr Defoe,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/11/2016.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
21/11/2016 under GESTDEM 2016/6556 reference.

 

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
12/12/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Access to Document Team (L.N)

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European Commission

Secrétariat Général

SG.B4 - Transparency

 

BERL 05/288
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

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Sir,

We refer to your e-mail dated 21/11/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered under the above mentioned reference number.

Please find attached a scan of the reply to your request for access to documents.

The paper version of the reply signed by the Director General will be sent to you shortly by registered mail.

Yours faithfully,

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State Aid Registry
European Commission
DG Competition

MADOU Office 12/59

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel: +32 2 29 61154

Fax: +32 2 29 61242
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