Documents regarding endocrine disrupters

Ihre Anfrage war teilweise erfolgreich.

Dear Health and Consumers (SANCO),

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:

– on the topic of endocrine disrupters (also spelled: disruptors), all correspondence (including emails), the list of meetings with detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings between DG SANCO’s officials and representatives of the following organisations:
-Fleischman-Hillard
-Burson-Marsteller
-EPPA consulting
-Harwood Lewitt consulting
-Laroche Conseil
-Keller & Heckman
-European Policy Centre (EPC)
-European Risk Forum

(between June 2011 and July 2013);

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

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,

Stéphane Horel

Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Madame,

 

Suite à votre entretien téléphonique de ce matin avec Monsieur Legris et à
la proposition que ce dernier vous a faite, j'ai l'honneur de vous
adresser en annexe un tableau récapitulatif des différentes demandes que
vous avez envoyées à la Commission européenne, ainsi que les références et
les échéances s'y rattachant.

Je vous en souhaite bonne réception.

Veuillez agréer, Madame, l'assurance de ma considération distinguée.

 

Paul SIMON
Commission européenne - Secrétariat général
Unité SG.B.5, Transparence

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Message on behalf of Mr Michael Flüh to Ms Stéphane Horel:

 

Dear Madame,

 

Please find enclosed our letter ref. Ares(2013)2786777 of 30 July 2013
regarding your application for access to documents – [1]GESTDEM 2013/3637
- initial request in 1 point - vast demand - all correspondence -
Endocrine disruptors.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Deborah Ferro

 

E3 - Chemicals, contaminants and pesticides

Directorate E - Safety of the food chain

 

HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

 

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Message on behalf of Mr Michael Flüh to Ms Stéphane Horel:

 

Dear Madame,

 

Please find enclosed our letter ref. Ares(2013)2786878 of 30 July 2013
regarding your application for access to documents –  GESTDEM 2013/3636 -
initial request in 3 points - Documents regarding endocrine disrupters.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Deborah Ferro

 

E3 - Chemicals, contaminants and pesticides

Directorate E - Safety of the food chain

 

HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

 

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Message on behalf of Mr Michael Flüh to Ms Stéphane Horel:

 

Dear Madame,

 

Please find enclosed our letter ref. Ares(2013)2786839 of 30 July 2013
regarding your application for access to documents –  GESTDEM 2013/3636 -
initial request in 3 points - Documents regarding endocrine disrupters.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Deborah Ferro

 

E3 - Chemicals, contaminants and pesticides

Directorate E - Safety of the food chain

 

HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which
it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged,
confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the
reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or
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you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of
this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.

 

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Message on behalf of Mr Michael Flüh to Ms Stéphane Horel:

 

Dear Madame,

 

Please find enclosed our letter ref. Ares(2013)2786810 of 30 July 2013
regarding your application for access to documents –  GESTDEM 2013/3636 -
initial request in 3 points - Documents regarding endocrine disrupters.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Deborah Ferro

 

E3 - Chemicals, contaminants and pesticides

Directorate E - Safety of the food chain

 

HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which
it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged,
confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the
reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or
agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of
this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.

 

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Message on behalf of Mr Michael Flüh to Ms Stéphane Horel:

 

Dear Madame,

 

Please find enclosed our letter ref. Ares(2013)2804021 of 01 August 2013
regarding your application for access to documents –  GESTDEM 2013/3787 -
point 1 (in green) - initial request - endocrine disruptors -
correspondence between SANCO and DG ENTR.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Deborah Ferro

 

E3 - Chemicals, contaminants and pesticides

Directorate E - Safety of the food chain

 

HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which
it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged,
confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the
reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or
agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of
this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this
communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.

 

 

Dear Health and Consumers (SANCO),
Dear Mr Flüh,

Thank you for your message of 1 August 2013.
This reply concerns my application for access to documents- Ref GestDem No 2013/3636, point 3.

You write that my application "concerns a very large number of documents" and then refer to Article 6(3), which provides that "in the event of an application relating to a very long document or to very large number of documents, the institution concerned may confer with the applicant informally, with a view to finding a fair solution". You propose to handle my application before the deadline of 30th November 2013.

First, I am surprised that such a large number of documents exists on the topic and am not convinced that Article 6(3) actually applies. Second, I consider that 30th November 2013 is not a “fair solution”. I am very concerned that my request - on a major public health issue - could suffer unjustified delay.

If the number of documents is indeed "very large", then perhaps you could draw a list of these documents, on which we could base a prioritisation and precise release timeline.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Yours faithfully,

Stéphane Horel

Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

Thank you for your message. I am currently out of office, with no access
to email. I will be returning on 28 August 2013.

If you need assistance before then, please contact the secretariat at
[email address]

 

Kind regards,

Deborah Ferro

 

Dear Health and Consumers (SANCO),
Dear Mrs Ferro,
Dear Mr Flüh,

Allow me to express my disappointement for I haven't got a reply from you since my 26 August message. Could you please get back to me as soon as possible?

Thank you.
Yours faithfully,

Stéphane Horel