Documents relating to Opinion 1/15 of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 26 July 2017
Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, and jurisprudence from Case C‑213/15 P, I am requesting:
any written, legal and/or oral pleadings in Opinion 1/15 of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 26 July 2017, as well as any answer to questions asked within that context by the Court to the different parties
that might have come in the possession of the EU Commission.
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Dear M. Dehaye,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 26/07/2017. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 27/07/2017 under GESTDEM 2017/4372 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
In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
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the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held
accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this
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Unit B4 - Transparency
Dear Mr Dehaye,
We refer to your above mentioned application dated 26/07/2017 in which you
make a request for access to documents, registered on 27/07/2017 under
reference number GestDem 2017/4372.
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today on 18/08/2017.
An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns many
documents of which the Commission is not the author. According to Article
4(4) of Regulation 1049/2001, the Commission therefore has to consult the
third parties from which these documents originate. The consultation
period is still ongoing and adds an additional administrative step to the
handling of your access request.
Moreover, following the judgment of the Court in Case C-213/15P, Breyer,
the Commission has received a large number of access requests concerning a
very large total number of documents.
Therefore, it will not be possible to provide you with the reply within
the time limit set by Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents. A reply will be provided to you as
soon as possible.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Information and Documentation Group
Dear Mr Dehaye,
Please find attached the reply of the Legal Service to your request for
access to documents together with its enclosures.
The reply will be shortly sent to you by registered mail. Please note that
the documents are transmitted only via e-mail.
Legal Service/Service Juridique – Administrative Assistant / Assistant
Berlaymont - Rue de la Loi 200, 1040 - Bruxelles
tel. +32 2 29 92392
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