Refused registration to Access to Documents requests

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Mathias Schindler

Dear Budget,

I am requesting a copy of each Access to Documents request from 2018 and 2019 that was refused registration because the requesting person did not provide a postal address.

Please do not transfer this request to another authority, I am specifically asking for requests that were sent to you.

I am perfectly fine with the redaction of personal information.

Since my postal address is on file and there is no legal requirement for a provision of a postal address (and since the European Commission has stopped sending out physical letters in Access to Document request procedures during the pandemic anyway) please do not bother asking me again for a postal address, which yould be especially hillarious given the topic of this request, don't you think?

Yours faithfully,

Mathias Schindler

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Dear Sir,
Thank you for your e-mail of 05 June 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 08
June 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3446.
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 29
June 2020. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.
Please note that the private third party running the website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.
We understand that the third party running the website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission.
Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the website.
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence.  In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.
Yours faithfully,
DG Budget Access to Documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Budget
Unit 03 – Strategic Coordination and Communication
[2][DG BUDG request email]
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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ve_budg.access documents(BUDG), Budget

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Please find attached document Ares(2020)3418473 from JAROSZ-FRIIS Anna (BUDG.03) dated 30/06/2020.

Dear Mr Schindler,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/3446.

According to standard operational procedures, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during the COVID-19 epidemic, which includes the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to send the letter to you by post until further notice.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm your receipt of this e-mail by replying to: [DG BUDG request email]

Yours sincerely,

DG Budget Access to Documents team
European Commission