Lobby contacts on Basel III
Pia Eberhardt made this Informationsfreiheit request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
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:
1) all correspondence (including email) since January 2021 between Commissioner Breton and/ or his cabinet and/or officials from DG GROW with representatives of German companies and associations from the financial sector, on the issue of Basel III. Companies and associations I am particularly interested in are Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, the German banking association, Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV), Bundesverband Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken (BVR), Verband Öffentlicher Banken (VÖB), Fondsverband BVI, Verband der privaten Bausparkassen, Bundesverband Alterntive Investment and Deutsches Aktieninstitut (DAI).
2) a list of meetings since January 2021 between between Commissioner Breton and/ or his cabinet and/or officials from DG GROW with representatives of German companies and associations from the financial sector, in which the issue of Basel III was discussed.
3) minutes of the meetings mentioned above.
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
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.
I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.
Please find my postal address here: Finanzwende Recherche, Motzstraße 32, 10777 Berlin, Germany.
Thank you in advance.
Dear Sir or Madam,
We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 17/11/2022 and registered on 21/11/2022 under the case number
We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
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