The 61st-90th Commission replies to confirmatory applications issued in 2019

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Maarten Hillebrandt

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:

The 61st to the 90th final decisions by the European Commission in confirmatory application procedures under Regulation 1049/2001 issued in 2019. (An initial request for access to the first 60 documents of this category was already made in two previous requests.)

The purpose for my request is academic research.

As with my previous highly similar request, explicitly excluded from my request are:

- Any personal data contained in these decision documents - which means that the Commission need not spend any time contacting third parties, and that I agree to the Commission preemptively suppressing the contents of any such sections.
- Any related documents - I am exclusively interested in the documents issuing decisions and the legal justification contained therein.

Moreover, where English-language versions of the documents are available, I seek access merely to the version in that language.

Since the current request is nearly identical in scope to my previous requests, I trust that no search for a fair solution procedure will be needed, so that the request can be handled in the shortest possible time frame.

In case any of the documents included in my request were already proactively published, I kindly request you to refer me to the precise URL at which they can be located.

My postal address is:
Dr. Maarten Hillebrandt
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Law
Eric Castrén Institute
Yliopistonkatu 3
00101 Helsinki

Although I kindly request you to send all relevant documents also in digital form to my email address: [email address].

Yours faithfully,
Maarten Hillebrandt

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
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Dear Dr. Maarten Hillebrandt,
Thank you for your e-mail of 05/08/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
05/08/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4739.
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
26/08/2020. 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 (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
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from, the Commission.
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
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Yours faithfully,
European Commission
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

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[5]Ares(2020)4392297 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2020/4739

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Hillebrandt,


I refer to your email of 5 August 2020, registered on the same day, by
which you submit an access to documents request in accordance with Article
7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No


Your request is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not yet
been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a full analysis
of your request and to take a final decision.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 26 August 2020. Consequently,
we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance
with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 16 September 2020.


However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Yours sincerely,



Head of Unit



European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)




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Dear Maarten Hillebrandt,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under our reference number GESTDEM 2020/4739.
Please note that only the original signed letter without the 30 annexes
will be sent to your postal address by acknowledgement of receipt.
Best regards,
European Commission
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents


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