Ref. Ares(2016)1299393 - 15/03/2016
Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG
Employment Health and Safety
EMPL/B/3/ AE/ag (2016)
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium
[FOI #2627 email]
Your applications for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2016/0892, GestDem No 2016/0893, GestDem No 2016/0930 and
Dear Mr Hoedeman,
We refer to your e-mails dated 23/02/2016 in which you make requests for access to
documents to distinct Commission departments, on behalf of Corporate Europe
Observatory (CEO), registered on 24/02/2016 respectively under the reference numbers
GestDem No 2016/0892, GestDem No 2016/0893 and GestDem No 2016/0930, as well
as to your email dated 24/02/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents,
on behalf of CEO, registered on 26/02/2016 under the reference number GestDem No
Your applications are currently being handled.
We would like to inform you that we are preparing a common reply for your
aforementioned requests, coordinated by the Directorate-General Employment, Social
Affairs and Inclusion.
However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your aforementioned
applications within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 16/03/2016, for
your applications GestDem No 2016/0892, GestDem No 2016/0893 and GestDem No
2016/0930, and on 18/03/2016 for your application GestDem No 2016/0938.
An extended time limit is needed in particular as in order to retrieve the documents
requested, large files have to be examined.
European Commission - L-2920 Luxembourg. Telephone: (352) 43 01-1.
Office: EUFO Fax: (352) 4301 31017
Email address : [email address]
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article
7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents1. The new time
limit expires on 11/04/2016 for your applications GestDem No 2016/0892, GestDem No
2016/0893 and GestDem No 2016/0930, and on 13/04/2016, for your application GestDem
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a
private 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.
Charlotte Grevfors Ernoult
Acting Head of Unit
1 OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43.
Electronically signed on 15/03/2016 14:32 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563