Refused registration to Access to Documents requests

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Mathias Schindler

Dear Human Resources and Security,

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

Ressources humaines et sécurité

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Dear Sir,


Thank you for your e-mail of 05/06/20. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered today under
reference number GESTDEM 2020/3636.

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
06/07/2020. 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 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 (e.g. your private postal address).


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 the purposes of the registration of your request the following postal
address will be used: Bundestagsbüro Julia Reda, MdEP Unter den Linden 50
11011 Berlin, Germany.

In case this postal address is incorrect or no longer valid, we kindly ask
you to inform us as soon as possible.


Kind regards.

HR Access to Documents



European Commission

DG Human Resources and Security





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Dear Sir,


Please find attached the reply to your Access to Documents request GESTDEM


Best wishes,

Access to documents team, DG HR