Dear Council of the European Union,

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:

(1) ST 5807 2019 INIT - 06-02-2019
(2) ST 13580 2018 INIT - 30-10-2018
(3) ST 12770 2017 INIT - 02-10-2017
(4) ST 8146 2017 REV 1 - 08-05-2017

Yours faithfully,
Stefan Soesanto

Postmaster Consilium, Consejo de la Unión Europea

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Dear Postmaster Consilium,

My FOI request on August 8, 2020, for the following documents has not been responded to within the 15 working day period of registering my request.

(1) ST 5807 2019 INIT - 06-02-2019
(2) ST 13580 2018 INIT - 30-10-2018
(3) ST 12770 2017 INIT - 02-10-2017
(4) ST 8146 2017 REV 1 - 08-05-2017

Yours sincerely,
Stefan Soesanto

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Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
concerning your request for access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Transparency

 

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Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
concerning your request for access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Transparency

 

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Dear Council of the European Union,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Document requests: Cyber-related'.

Access to Document 5807/19 of 6 February 2019 was refused due to:
(1) its sensitive and delicate nature,
(2) harmful consequences,
(3) exposing the margins of manoeuvre available when imposing sanctions,
(4) allowing adversaries to gain familiarity with the internal logic of EU-decision making, and
(5) enable actors to minimize the effectiveness and impact of the envisaged sanction regimes.

On point 1: Given that the document was not classified, the "sensitive and delicate nature" of said document seems to be a rather insufficient reason to refuse access.

On point 2: The notion of "harmful consequences" does not specify as to what kind of harmful consequences disclosure might cause, nor whom disclosure might inflict harm upon. As a general statement, "harmful consequences" might be applicable, but is a rather shaky argument for document access refusal.

On point 3: Given that the current EU cyber sanction regime (7299/19) encompasses only two sanction elements, i.e. travel restrictions (Article 4) and financial sanctions (Article 5), the "margins of maneuverability when imposing sanctions" has been set for the time being. Whether those margins might possibility change in the future should not be grounds from barring access to 1.5 year old document.

On point 4: It is in the interest of both academic research, EU transparency, and EU citizen education alike to understand and follow EU decision-making processes on EU cyber sanctions. Whether this also allows adversarial actors to gain familiarity with said EU process should not be ground for non-disclosure. Similarly, the 'internal-logic' as laid down in 1.5 year old document might have changed and is thus not anymore reflecting current positions and logics.

On point 5: The argument that disclosure might "minimize the effectiveness and impact of the envisaged sanction regimes" seems to be rather theoretical. If the effectiveness and impact of future sanction regimes can be minimized due to the mere knowledge of what is written in 5807/19 then those measures seem to be easily circumventable in practice. If this is true, then their effectiveness and impact will by design be rather limited or non-existent.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/docu...

Yours faithfully,

Stefan Soesanto

Postmaster Consilium, Consejo de la Unión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency and Access to Documents Unit of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. All requests for access to documents are treated on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
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Dear  Mr Soesanto,

 

Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
extending the time limit for the Council to reply to your confirmatory
application for public access under Regulation 1049/2001.

Yours sincerely,

 

Transparency

 

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Dear Mr Soesanto

 

The procedure concerning your confirmatory application closed this
afternoon.

The reply to your request is underway and you will receive it tomorrow
morning (Wed 5 November).

 

Kind regards

 

Transparency

 

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Dear Mr Soesanto

 

Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
in reply to your confirmatory application for public access under
Regulation 1049/2001.

 

Owing to the publicly known exceptional circumstances the Council (and all
the EU Institutions) is currently facing, the present reply can only be
sent via email.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Transparency

 

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