List of all documents pertaining to FATCA
Nicholas Lee made this access to documents request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting a list of all documents pertaining to the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or contributing to statements, guidelines, and decisions referencing FATCA.
Please note that this list should also include documents referencing member state / supervisory authority opinions, views, and commentaries. If necessary, information on authorship and national origin may be redacted to avoid undue external pressure, in line with the sentiment and intentions expressed in EU Ombudsman decision 386/2021 (https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/decis...) with regards to right of access requests to another European Union body.
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Access to documents team (cr)
Dear [email address],
My postal address is
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 15/10/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
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 09/11/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Access to documents team (rc)
Dear Mr Lee,
We refer to your e-mails of 15 October 2021 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on the same day under the above
mentioned reference numbers.
Your applications are currently being handled. However, we will not be in
a position to complete the handling of your applications within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 9 November 2021.
An extended time limit is needed as these applications potentially concern
a very large number of documents and require a thorough analysis.
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 30 November
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
FISMA ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Dear SG ACCES DOCUMENTS,
I write further to the Information Request that I submitted on October 15 2021 and whose receipt was acknowledged by FISM on the same day under the reference number GESTDEM 2021/6165.
Per Regulation 1049/2001 and the timelines stated in your acknowledgement, this information request should have been processed promptly by November 09 2021 or a well-substantiated extension of processing time was to be provided by that date.
As it is now November 10th, I kindly urge you to process this information request completely and promptly.
Dear [email address],
I write further to the follow-up that was just sent; that was sent in error. The broad scope of the request does indeed warrant an extension beyond the 15 days initial processing time to November 30th.
As a point of clarification, a listing / index of the responsive documents is sufficient for this response, which should limit the scope of review required. Full documents are not in the scope of this request.
Apologies for the previous follow-up,
Dear Mr Lee,
Please be informed that we are finalising our reply to your request with
reference GESTDEM 2021/6165 to be sent to you as soon as we receive
We apologise for this slight delay and any inconvenience this may cause.
Raquel Garcia Mateos
Assistant to the Head of Unit
Directorate General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital
Unit B3 - Retail financial services