European Central Bank Headquarters

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Dear European Central Bank,

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) The projected costs of then new ECB Headquarters building in Frankfurt

2) How these costs will be met

3) The contribution from each member country of the Eurozone towards the costs of the new headquarters building

Yours faithfully,

Stephen O'Shea

Banco Central Europeo

Dear Sir,

The ECB hereby confirms receipt, on 11 November 2013, of your application for access to documents as outlined in your e-mail.

Please note that access to ECB documents is governed by Decision ECB/2004/3 (the unofficial consolidated version of this ECB Decision is available on the <ECB website> ).
Your request has been registered and a reply will be provided to you in line with this Decision, i.e. by 9 December 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat Division
European Central Bank
Kaiserstrasse 29
60311 Frankfurt am Main.
[email address]
Phone+49 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 69 1344 6170

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Banco Central Europeo

Dear Mr O’Shea,

On 12 November 2013 the European Central Bank (ECB) acknowledged receipt
of your application for access to “documents which contain the following
information (i) the projected costs of the new ECB Headquarters building
in Frankfurt, (ii) how these costs will be met and (iii) the contribution
from each member country of the Eurozone towards the costs of the new
headquarters building.”

Having looked into your request, we should like to inform you that we have
identified a wealth of publically available information/documentation that
– we believe – precisely addresses the subject matters of your request.

As for point (i), we attach [1]a press release issued on 20 September
2012 which contains the latest available information on the projected
costs as approved by the Governing Council.

In 2005 the overall investment cost was estimated at €850 million at 2005
constant prices. It is anticipated that increases in the price of
construction materials and construction activities from 2005 until the
completion of the project in 2014 will lead to a €200 million increase in
the overall investment cost. In addition, a number of unforeseen
challenges (as described in the press release) are likely to account for
additional costs of about €100-150 million, or a 10-14% increase in the
overall investment cost.

The [2]ECB’s Annual Report 2012 (pag.170) further informs that up to the
end of 2012 the ECB had spent approximately €600 million in construction
and other costs, including the purchase of the site.

As for points (ii) and (iii), we should like to inform you that the ECB
establishes every year its own budget and, in addition, has a dedicated
multiannual budget for the new ECB Headquarters building approved by the
Governing Council. The budget is funded out of its own assets that
resulted from the investments of the capital subscribed by its
shareholders in line with the EU Treaty and the [3]Statute of the ESCB
and the ECB (see Article 28) and from the income generated by those assets
over the years. Thus the funding of the construction of the new ECB
Headquarters building does not require any additional financial
contributions from EU Member States. The [4]organisational section on the
ECB’s website provides information on the independence of the ECB and its
funds.

Please note that the national central banks (NCBs) of the EU Member States
are the shareholders of the ECB and thus the sole subscribers to and
holders of the capital of the ECB. The NCBs’ shares in this capital are
calculated using a key which reflects the respective country’s share in
the total population and gross domestic product of the EU and is paid in
accordingly. Information on the [5]ECB’s capital subscription is
available at the ECB website.

Further information on the new ECB premises project in general, its vision
and its different planning and construction phases can be found on the
[6]ECB’s website in the new ECB premises section

Please let us know if this information/documentation satisfies your
request.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat Division

European Central Bank

Kaiserstrasse 29

60311 Frankfurt am Main.

[7][email address]

Phone+49 69 1344 0

Fax: +49 69 1344 6170

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