Dies ist eine HTML Version eines Anhanges der Informationsfreiheitsanfrage 'corporate meetings on External Investment Plan'.



 
Ref. Ares(2019)534119 - 30/01/2019
EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
 
 
Brussels, 
 
 
By registered mail: 
Ms Lise Witteman 
Follow the money 
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 145 
1021 KP Amsterdam 
The Netherlands 
 
By e-email: 
[FOI #6085 email] 
 
Subject: 
Your confirmatory application for access to documents under 
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2018/5753 

Dear Ms Witteman, 
I refer to your e-mail of 18 December 2018, registered on 9 January 2019, through which 
you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and 
Commission documents1 (‘Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001’). 
In your initial application of 2 November 2018, addressed to the Directorate-General for 
International Cooperation and Development, you requested access to: 
•  ʻa list of all meetings held by DG FISMA with representatives of Philips since  
1 January 2011, relating to (possible) EU-investments in Africa such as the 
development of the External Investment Plan and Trust Funds; 
•  E-mails, minutes and reports relating to those meetings.ʼ 
As you did not receive any initial reply from the Directorate-General for International 
Cooperation and Development within the statutory deadlines, you submitted a 
confirmatory application on 18 December 2018, against the tacit refusal of access to the 
documents requested. 
                                                           
1   Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43. 
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111 


On 18 January 2019, the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and 
Development sent you an initial reply to your application, providing the requested list of 
meetings and phone calls for the period from 1 January 2011 to 2 November 2018 and 
full access to the identified document.  
The reason for your confirmatory application was the absence of any initial reply. As the 
Directorate-General International Cooperation and Development has in the meantime 
fully replied to your application, the Secretariat-General will close your confirmatory 
application2. 
Yours sincerely, 
 
María Oliván Avilés 
      Head of Unit 
                                                           
2   Without prejudice to your right to submit a new confirmatory application if you do not agree with the 
position of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, as reflected in its 
reply of 18 January 2019. 

Electronically signed on 29/01/2019 17:58 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563