Exchanges between Geoghegan-Quinn (and Commission officials) and organisations on biofuels

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Access Info Europe

Dear DG Research and Innovation,

Pursuant to the right of access to document laid down in Article 15 TFEU 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.

In the context of this request, “selected Commission officials” means the following:
- Former Commissioner for Research and Development Geoghegan-Quinn;
- All members of former Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn’s cabinet;
- DG RTD Director-General in place during the time scope of this request and his advisors;
- Relevant DG RTD Director during the time scope of this request and her counsellors, secretary and assistants;
- All members of relevant DG RTD units.
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
Cava San Miguel 8 4C
28005 Madrid
Spain

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/11/2015. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
04/11/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/5802.

 

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
25/11/2015. 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,

 

 

RTD Access to documents team

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

J1 Common Legal Support Service

 

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+32 229-93003

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

We refer to your e-mail dated 02/11/2015 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 04/11/2015 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 on 25/11/2015.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents held by different Services which must be 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 16/12/2015.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents team

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

J1 Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN 10/242

1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-93003

 

[6]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/11/2015. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
04/11/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/5802.

 

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
25/11/2015. 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,

 

 

RTD Access to documents team

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

J1 Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN 10/242

1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-93003

 

[10]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

We refer to your application for access to documents submitted on
2/11/2015 and registered on 4/11/2015 under the reference number GestDem
2015/5802.

 

Your application is currently being handled. We have identified several
documents falling within the scope of your application and some of them
originate from third parties. In order to establish whether the
third-party documents may or may not be disclosed, we had to consult the
third-parties concerned and we are still waiting for their replies. For
this reason we will not be able to reply to your application within the
extended deadline which expires today.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and we will do our
utmost to reply to your application in the coming days and preferable
before 24/12/2015.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DG RTD Access to Documents Team

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find the second part of the documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Liliane DE WOLF

Head of Unit

 

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+32 229-61073

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

We refer to your application for access to documents submitted on
2/11/2015 and registered on 4/11/2015 under the reference number GestDem
2015/5802.

 

Please find enclosed the reply to your request. The documents are split in
two emails because of their size.

 

The original letter will be sent to you by registered mail with
acknowledgment of receipt.

 

We apologize for the delay of our reply.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Liliane DE WOLF

Head of Unit

 

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European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

J1 Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN 01/049

1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-61073

[2][email address]

 

[3]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

 

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