Dear Health and Food Safety,

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:

-All correspondence (including letters, emails, text messages, whatsapp messages, etc), agendas, minutes of meetings, minutes of phone calls, and/or any other reports of such communications where the active substance glyphosate, and/or the (process of the) regulatory review (risk assessment, peer review, etc) of glyphosate in the EU and/or the US, was discussed/mentioned/referred to by officials of DG SANTE and representatives/officials of the following organizations:

-United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
-European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Timeframe of this request: Between September 2014 and February 2016.

When officials of DG Sante are mentioned in this request, this includes the Commissioner and his Cabinet members. When representatives/officials of the EPA and EFSA are mentioned in this request, this includes all leadership/management positions.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Kind regards,
Vincent Harmsen

Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary  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.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
Europa website:

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Best regards,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

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Vincent Harmsen

Dear Madam/Sir,

Hereby I send you my request for access to documents, with also a minor adjustment (for clarification purposes), and my postal address included this time.

Thank you,
Vincent Harmsen
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Dear Health and Food Safety,

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:

-All correspondence (including letters, emails, text messages, whatsapp messages, etc), agendas, minutes of meetings, minutes of phone calls, and/or any other reports of such communications where the active substance glyphosate, and/or the (process of the) regulatory review (risk assessment, peer review, etc) of glyphosate in the EU and/or the US, was discussed/mentioned/referred to between officials of DG SANTE and representatives/officials of the following organizations:

-United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
-European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Timeframe of this request: Between September 2014 and February 2016.

When officials of DG Sante are mentioned in this request, this includes the Commissioner and his Cabinet members. When representatives/officials of the EPA and EFSA are mentioned in this request, this includes all leadership/management positions.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Kind regards,
Vincent Harmsen

Postal address:
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
[ADDRESS REDACTED]

Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

Dear Mr Harmsen,

 

Thank you for your e-mail 06 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on the same
date under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4054.

 

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 28
July 2020. 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
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.

 

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responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via
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Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
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Yours faithfully,

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

 

 

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Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your email of  6 July 2020 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 on 28 July 2020.

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 18 August 2020.

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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Dear Mr Harmsen,

Please find attached document Ares(2020)4440120 from BUCHER Anne (SANTE) dated 26/08/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)4440120 de BUCHER Anne (SANTE) daté du 26/08/2020.

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 sante-consult-e4ec.europa.eu

Best regards,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For HEALTH and Food Safety

Food and feed safety, Innovation
Pesticides and Biocides

Dear SANTE,

I hereby confirm receiving your email.

Yours sincerely,

Vincent Harmsen