Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting a list of all lobby meetings held with the tobacco industry on the subject of the Single-Use Plastics proposal since 28 May 2018, to include the name of the official(s), the name(s) of the lobbyist(s) and organisation(s), the date, and the precise topic. I would additionally like to receive any emails, letters, agendas, minutes, and position papers which relate to either these meetings or other contacts between the tobacco industry and DG Environment on the Single-Use Plastics proposal.

May I take this opportunity to remind the Commission that the European Ombudsman has previously criticised as maladministration the Commission’s refusal to ensure that there is proactive transparency across the institution regarding its interactions with the tobacco lobby, including publishing details of all meetings with the tobacco industry, including the minutes.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

Generaldirektion Umwelt

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Dear Madam,


Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/11/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
29/11/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/6318.


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
20/12/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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Yours faithfully,





European Commission
DG Environment
Directorate E-Implementation & Support to Member States

Unit E4 - Compliance & Better Regulation

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2018)6621222 concernant "[Re] GESTDEM 2018/6318 - Initial request - IR and AR" envoyé par M/Mme SCHALLY Hugo-Maria le 21/12/2018.

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