Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, and further to Gestdem 2018/3018 which you answered under the Commission’s code of good administrative behavior, I would like to request a list of all lobby meetings held by DG Environment since 31 May 2018 where single-use plastics were discussed. The list should include the names of the individuals and organisations attending; the date; and any minutes / notes produced. I would additionally like to receive any emails or other correspondence related to these meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

Generaldirektion Umwelt

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 14/02/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
18/02/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/0939.

 

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
11/03/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
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correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DG ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 
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Dear Vicky,

 

Please find here our reply to your request mentioned in Subject.

 

The same goes out today as paper mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

Catherine FENECH

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European Commission
DG Environment
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Dear Environment,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'DG Env: Plastics lobbying since 30 May 2018' Gestdem 2019/0939.

I appreciate very much the fact that a long list of documents was sent to me.

However I would like to request a review of the decision to withhold the annex of document 18 (Coca Cola), Ares(2018)6211158, which I think is the "final report from PWC on the economic and financial impact of the measure for the soft drinks and bottled water industry".

From your letter dated 15 May, I understand that "the attachment can not be disclosed as it is ‘strictly private and confidential’" according to the originator.

I would like to dispute the decision not to release it. In a previous access to documents request to DG Connect 2018/5806 (which can also be viewed here: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/dg_c...) I was initially also refused access to a document which originated from PWC as a third party. In that case, both Digital Europe (which had sent the document) and PWC (the third party originator of the document) had refused to allow access, and commercial sensitivity and and intellectual property arguments were used. After a confirmatory application, I was granted partial access to the PWC document in question, despite ongoing objections, and I would like you to reconsider your decision to not release the PWC report in this case too. I note that you have not provided detailed reasoning as to why the report cannot be released.

On document Ares(2018)6236948, an annexe to document 22 from Tetrapak, I would like you to further consider your decision not to release it, even in redacted form.

The issues relating to tethered caps, packaging sizes, and which products were to be regulated, were very significant during the negotiations on the Commission's single use plastics proposal, and we are aware that substantial lobbying went on, demonstrating that there is a strong public interest for such information to be in the public domain.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/dg_e...

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 17/05/2019 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG ENV
in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2019/0939.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 17/05/2019 (Ares(2019)3256681).

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (12/06/2019). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

 

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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Dear Ms Cann,

 

I refer to your email of 17 May 2019, registered on the same day, by 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 documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your confirmatory application 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 12 June 2019. Consequently,
we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance
with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 03 July 2019.

 

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,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS

Head of Unit

 

 

European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

 

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Dear Ms Cann,

 

I am writing in reference to your letter of 17 May 2019, registered on the
same day, by which you lodge a confirmatory application in accordance with
Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter Regulation
1049/2001).

 

I also refer to our holding reply dated 12 June 2019, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory request was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expired on 3 July 2019.

 

Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to provide you with our final
position within this deadline. Please note that the draft confirmatory
decision needs to be reviewed by the Commission's Legal Service, after
which it will be formally adopted within the Secretariat-General and sent
to you. However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide
you with a final reply within the next two or three weeks. I regret this
additional delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may
cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to documents team - RC
SG.C.1
Transparency

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GESTDEM 2019/939

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2019/939, adopted on 31/07/2019 in the above-mentioned
case.

 

Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days by
express delivery.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory.

 

Yours sincerely,

Access to documents team
SG.C.1
Transparency

 

 

 

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