Documents exchanged between Commission officials and organisations

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Access Info Europe

Dear DG AGRI,

Pursuant to the right of access to document laid down in Article 15 TFUE and Article 42 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I hereby request all the documents, as defined by the aforementioned regulation and whatever their medium, drawn up, received by and/or in the possession of the Commission that involve selected Commission officials, on the one hand, and the organisations outlined below, on the other hand. This should be understood as covering all exchanges between each and every selected Commission official listed below and each and every stakeholder organisations listed below, either individually or collectively, and exchanges internal to the Commission relating to these exchanges.

(Please kindly note that this is a new request following up from my previous request - http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meeti... -, for which you did not have any documents.)

In the context of this request, “selected Commission officials” means the following:
- Former Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos;
- All members of former Commissioner Ciolos’ cabinet;
- DG AGRI Director-General in place during the time scope of this request and his advisors;
- Relevant DG AGRI Director, especially the Director for Agricultural legislation and procedures during the time scope of this request and her counsellors, secretary and assistants;
- All members of relevant DG AGRI units, especially within Directorate I Agricultural legislation and procedures.
The request specifically concerns all communications (including emails) and all documents (including agendas, minutes, lists of participants, etc.) related to biofuels and indirect land-use change (in particular the preparation of the European Commission’s 2012 proposal on the issue).

The time scope of the request covers all content between 1 July 2012 and 18 October 2012.

The organisations covered by the present request are the following:
a) Industry.
• Sofiprotéol and its subsidiaries and affiliated organisations, including:
- Diester Industrie and Diester Industrie International.
- Société Agro Industrielle de Patrimoine Oléagineux (Saipol).
- Société Interoléagineuse d'Assistance et de Développement.
• BP p.l.c (BP) and BP Biofuels.

b) Civil Society Organsations
• Transport & Environment
• Oxfam International
• Friends of the Earth Europe

c) Trade associations and organisations.
• European Farmers (COPA) and European Agri-cooperatives (COGECA).
• European Biodiesel Board (EBB).
• European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol (ePURE).
• The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL).

d) Consultancies and Public Affairs firms
• Hill & Knowlton International Belgium (H+K).
• Fleishman-Hillard.
• G Plus Ltd (gplus brussels).
• FIPRA International Limited (FIPRA).
• The Skill Set

I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.

Please do not hesitate to get back to me for any further question or specification which might help you deal with my request.

Yours faithfully,

Access Info Europe

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Access Info Europe

Dear Agriculture and Rural Development,

Hereby I submit my postal address:

Access Info Europe
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Yours faithfully,

Access Info Europe

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

Dear Access Info Europa,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 13/10/2015. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 14/10/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/53656.

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 5/11/2015. 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,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

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Dear Access Info Europe,

We refer to your e-mail dated 13/10/2015 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 14/10/2015 under the above mentioned reference number.

We identified so far the documents which were already published or disclosed under other requests for access to documents. Enclosed please find a copy and/or links of the documents requested.

Please note that some of these documents were received by the Commission from third parties. They are disclosed for information only and cannot be re-used without the agreement of the originator, who holds a copyright on them. They do not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.

We would also like to inform you that we continue with the research and the end result will be communicated to you very soon.

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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