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) Any and all communications from the ECB addressed to the Spanish
Finance Minister (or his direct office) in the 40 days running up to 12 May 2010.
Dear Mr Elosua,
Thank you for your e-mail of 19 January 2012 which have been received
by the Press and Information Division of the European Central Bank.
We would like to refer you to the following document:
which provides the information about the conditions of access to the ECB archives and
the official procedures.
We hope that this will be of assistance.
With kind regards,
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
Press and Information Division
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 69 13 44 74 55
Fax: +49 69 13 44 74 04
E-mail: [email address]
While I appreciate the availability of the form on your website, I
do not wish to submit my request using that method, nor is there is
an obligation for me to do so under Regulation 1049/2001. I submit
that my request is "any written form" as per:
Applications for access to a document shall be made in
any written form, including electronic form, in one of the
languages referred to in Article 314 of the EC Treaty and in a
sufficiently precise manner to enable the institution to identify
I look forward to hearing from you in the time period prescribed by
The ECB hereby confirms receipt, on 20 January 2012, of your application
for access to "Any and all communications from the ECB addressed to the
Spanish Finance Minister (or his direct office) in the 40 days running up
to 12 May 2010".
Your request has been registered and a reply will be provided to you
within the deadline foreseen by the ECB Decision on public access to
European Central Bank documents (ECB/2004/3).
European Central Bank
60311 Frankfurt am Main.
Phone+49 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 69 1344 6170
Further to your application for access to ECB documents, please find
attached the reply from the ECB's DG Secretariat and Language Services.
European Central Bank
[ECB request email]
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