Dear Health and Food Safety,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, we are requesting documents - including but not limited to emails, presentations, agendas, attendance lists and minutes of meetings - concerning the following subject:

All emergency authorisations since 29 May 2018 for the three substances thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin, of which the use was restricted by the regulations 2018/783, 2018/784 and 2018/785 of 29 May 2018.

What we are looking for are all the documents concerning these emergency authorisations that were prepared inside and/or exchanged between one of the following organisations:

* DG Health and Food Safety
* DG Environment
* DG Agriculture
* DG Trade
* The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF)
* The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA)
* The companies Bayer, BASF, Syngenta en Corteva that use one of the three substances in their plant protection products
* Tereos, Royal Cosun, SESVanderHave and other sugarbeet companies
* The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), COPA-COGECA and other lobby organisations

We trust we will receive a reply within the legal period of fifteen working days.

Sincerely yours,

Tim Luimes and Tomas Vanheste
Journalists
The Investigative Desk (https://investigativedesk.com/)
Gaasterlandstraat 3-5
1079 RH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+32-475-821738

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 26/01/2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
26/01/2021 under reference number:

*GESTDEM 2021/479 for documents concerning DG Health and Food Safety,

*GESTDEM 2021/503 for documents concerning DG Environment,

*GESTDEM 2021/504 for documents concerning DG Agriculture and

*GESTDEM 2021/505 for documents concerning DG Trade.

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 16/02/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
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Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear Mr VANHESTE ,

 

We refer to your request dated 26 January 2021 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on the same date under the above
mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today  on 16 February 2021.

 

An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originate from third parties which have been consulted.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 9 March 2021.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Health and Food Safety

 

 

 

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)1301278 from BURTSCHER Wolfgang (AGRI) dated 16/02/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)1301278 de BURTSCHER Wolfgang (AGRI) daté du 16/02/2021.

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to :
[email address]

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Dear Mr Vanheste,

We refer to your application registered under the following number:
GESTDEM 2021/0505.

Your application is currently being handled. However, the process of the
preparation of the reply including the searches in different databases
have taken more time that we thought so we will not be in a position to
complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days, which is expiring today. Therefore, we have to extend the
time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new
time limit expires on 6 March 2021.

However, I would like to inform you that the reply has just been submitted
for approval procedure so it should reach you soon.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

ROGER Isabelle(TRADE), Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)1499368 from WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) dated 26/02/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)1499368 de WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) daté du 26/02/2021.

ve_sante.accdoc(SANTE), Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)1884582 from GALLINA Sandra (SANTE) dated 16/03/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)1884582 de GALLINA Sandra (SANTE) daté du 16/03/2021.

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice. We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail.
Kind regards,
Access to documents

ENV-B02-ARES@ec.europa.eu, Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Dear Sirs,

 

Please find attached a reply to your above-mentioned access to documents
request.

 

We would like to apologise for the delay and the inconvenience this may
have caused.

 

Kind regards,

 

European Commission

DG-Environment

Unit B.2 – Sustainable Chemicals