Penalties notification from regulation 595/2009

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

- A list of which member states have notified to the European Commission the implementation of the provisions on penalties, as required by article 11 of regulation 595/2009 of 18 June 2009

- The content of all member states' notifications of the provisions on penalties, as required by article 11 of regulation 595/2009 of 18 June 2009

- The content of any communication from the European Commission to member states about the provisions on penalties from article 11 of the same regulation.

I'm looking forward to receiving your reply.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

postal address:
Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels

PS: I have noticed that the Commission sometimes send both a digital and a paper version by registered mail of your response. Please only send paper versions of your communication if you do not intend to send a digital copy. The physical mail always reaches me later than e-mail, so paper versions are environmentally wasteful and somewhat inefficient.

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Teffer,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 23/09/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 28/09/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/5420.

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 19/10/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the 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.

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents team
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
A1/ Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Teffer,


please find enclosed a reply letter concerning your access to documents
request GestDem 2016/5420, a document register, and the related documents.


As foreseen by Article 297 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union (TFEU), 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. Replies triggering the possibility for
administrative or judicial redress are therefore transmitted via
registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt.


In order to obtain legal certainty as regards the date of receipt of the
reply by the applicant under Regulation 1049/2001,  the following
categories of replies are normally sent via registered mail:


- Negative reply

- Partially negative reply

- Devoid of purpose reply (=no documents found)

- Reply containing documents from which personal data has been redacted


The reply letter would normally be sent to you via registered mail.
However, in your e-mail of 23 September 2016 you specifically requested to
receive only a digital copy of the reply.


Thus we consider that the fifteen-day period for making a confirmatory
request starts to run from tomorrow (the day after the reply e-mail is
sent). Please don't hesitate to let us know if you disagree with this and
would like to receive the letter via registered mail after all.


Best regards,



European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Automotive and Mobility Industries Unit


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