DG ENV talks third parties on defeat devices

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Dear Environment,

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:

-all correspondence (including emails), agendas, minutes of meetings and any other reports of such meetings where 'defeat devices', 'cycle beating', 'emission control systems', 'defeat strategies', or in general the tailoring of car emissions to comply with test cycles was discussed/mentioned between officials of DG ENV and officials/representatives of (one or more of) the following DGs/organisations:
-DG GROWTH (before called DG ENTR)
-Fiat Chrysler
-German government
-French government
-Italian government
-Dutch government

(between January 2010 and September 2015).

When 'officials' are mentioned in this request this includes the Commissioners and their Cabinet members, as well as Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Cabinet.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Vincent Harmsen
[postal address]
[postal address]

Dear Environment,

Could you confirm receiving my FOI request?

Thanks a lot!

Yours faithfully,

Vincent Harmsen

Generaldirektion Umwelt

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 29/02/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 04/03/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/1069.

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 30/03/2016. 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 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.

Yours faithfully,



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Generaldirektion Umwelt

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Dear Ms Harmsen,
Concerning your letter dated 29 February, here enclosed I'm sending you a
reply letter from Mr Thomas Verheye, Head of Unit C3 – Air,
Directorate-General Environment.
Kind regards,
Marilena Ghinea
DG.Env C.3 – Air
Tel: +32(0)2 29 85414
e-mail:[email address]

Generaldirektion Umwelt

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Dear Mr Harmsen,
Please find herewith the reply to your email dated 29 February 2016, with
Kind regards,
European Commission
DG Environment
Unit C3
Beaulieu 9,
B-1160 Brussels/Belgium