The Director General
Brussels, 2 July 2020
Mr Mathias Schindler
Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP
Unter den Linden 50
Dear Mr Schindler, Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020/3631
We refer to your e-mail dated 8 June 2020 in which you make a request for access to documents,
registered on 15 June 2020 under the above-mentioned reference number. In your request, you
request access to:
a) meeting records (drafts, memos, invitations, appointments, cancellations) involving Palantir
officials and people representing Palantir and their interests
b) correspondence (including within the [Authority name] and with the European institutions
concerning Palantir technologies and / or its products and services or the regulatory
environment of the EU that affects their products and services. This may include policy papers,
consultation input, memoranda or any other form of information
c) invoices, tenders, service agreements, purchases, orders, procurement documents, offers etc.
concerning products and services using Palantir Technologies.
We regret to inform you that the Commission does not hold any documents that would correspond to
the description given in your application.
Please note that due to the wide scope of your request, covering also areas falling under the
responsibility of other Directorates-General, parts of your request have been attributed to other
Directorates-General. This reply relates only to the documents of DG Competition. You will receive
the replies from the other respective Directorates-General in due course.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in that
regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
Given that no such documents, corresponding to the description given in your application, are
held by the Commission, the Commission is not in a position to fulfil your request.
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a confirmatory
application requesting the Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of this
letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org