Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

- A document called "Albania Contingency Analysis and Plan, Sovereign Default 2015" as reported in this Bloomberg article https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...

According to the author, the document is actually about Greece and how it can exit the eurozone. The document has been discussed extensively in a recent book called the Last Bluff. If a document with a different name exists and covers the same topic as described in the article, I hereby request access to it as well.

Please send me in an acknowledgment of receipt pursuant to Art. 7(1) of Regulation 1049/2001.

Yours faithfully,
Stefcho Stanev
60329, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your complete postal address that is
required for registering and handling your request in line with the
procedural requirements.

 

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.

 

Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D45409.F767C980

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[3][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

I have included my postal address in my initial email right after my name:
60329, Frankfurt am Main.

Considering that my personal data should be safeguarded, I would not disclose my complete address publicly. Even requesting the postal address constitutes maladministration (see EU Ombudsman case 682/2014/JF) and violates my right of good administration enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

Yours faithfully,
Stefcho Stanev

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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Dear Sir,

 

With respect to your questions regarding the provision of a postal address
(copied below), please find our explanations below.

 

On 1 April 2014, the postal address became a mandatory feature for the
purpose of introducing a request for access to documents.

 

The decision to ask for a postal address from applicants for access to
documents was triggered by the following considerations:

 

            •           The need to obtain legal certainty as regards the
date of receipt of the reply by the applicant under Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001. Indeed, as foreseen by Article 297 of the Treaty on the
Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), […] decisions which specify to
whom they are addressed, shall be notified to those to whom they are
addressed and shall take effect upon such notification. Replies triggering
the possibility for administrative or judicial redress are therefore
transmitted via registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt. This
requires an indication of a valid postal address by the applicant;

 

            •           The need to direct the Commission's scarce
resources first of all to those requests which have been filed by "real"
applicants. With only a compulsory indication of an e-mail address,
applicants can easily introduce requests under an invented identity or
under the identity of a third person. Asking for a postal address helps
the Commission to protect the administration, as well as other citizens
and legal persons, from abuse;

 

            •           For similar reasons, asking for a compulsory
indication of a postal address enables the Commission services to verify
whether Article 6(3) of the Regulation, on voluminous requests, is being
evaded by introducing several requests under different identities. Indeed,
in its Ryanair judgment, the General Court confirmed that Article 6(3)
cannot be evaded by splitting the application into a number of
applications. The Commission would like to point out that, in 2012/2013,
it received some 57 confirmatory requests from what it suspects to be one
single applicant operating under 13 different identities;

 

            •           Knowing whether the applicant is an EU resident in
the sense of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 is a
precondition for the purpose of correctly applying the exception in
Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation  (EC) No 1049/2001 (protection of the
privacy and integrity of the individual), which has to be interpreted in
accordance with Data Protection Regulation 45/2001. Article 9 of
Regulation 45/2001 requires the adequacy of the level of protection
afforded by the third country or international organisation when
transmitting personal data to third-country residents or legal persons. It
follows that, in case of requests for documents which include personal
data, the correct application of the data protection rules cannot be
ensured in the absence of a postal address enabling the Commission to
ascertain that the minimum data protection standards will be respected.

 

All of these considerations show that the request for and the consequent
processing of a postal address is not only appropriate but also strictly
necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest
within the meaning of Article 5 (a) of Data Protection Regulation 45/2001,
namely providing a smooth and effective access to documents.

 

We therefore kindly reiterate our request to you to provide a full postal
address, so we can duly register and handle your request. Please note
that, once we receive your postal address, we will register your request
for access as an initial application for access to documents in the
meaning of Article 6(1) of Regulation  (EC) No 1049/2001. The deadline for
handling your initial request shall run as from the moment of registration
of your request following the submission of your postal address.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[2][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

I strongly disagree with your arguments because they were assessed by the European Ombudsman in several cases in the past. At the end of the day, you just do not want to consider the recommendations by the EO and change your approach.

Therefore, your administrative practice which violates my rights as an EU citizen and does not leave me any other choice except to use the form on your website for public access requests.

Yours faithfully,

Stefcho Stanev

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

References

Visible links
1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
2. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
3. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...