Dear European Parliament,

About 750 business men and women have taken over the plenary in EU capital today for the fifth European Parliament of Enterprises. They have talked about their needs and putting questions directly to EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström, Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Parliament President Antonio Tajani and others.

This is an incomplete list of the participants
https://www.parliament-of-enterprises.eu...

The European Commission under President Jean-Claude Juncker has made strong commitments to increased transparency. Since 1 December 2014 Commissioners, their Cabinets and Director-Generals publish their meetings and only meet with lobbyists registered in the EU Transparency Register.

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:

I did try to find the participants' organisations in the transparency register but didn't find a lot of them, and the above list of the 736 participants is only those that did choose to make their presence public.

Assuming you did verify that the participants were registered in the transparency register, could you provide me the list of all the organisations with their identifier in the TR? For privacy reason, you can omit the name of the participant, just their organisation and identifier are enough.

If you didn't verify that the participants were registered in the transparency register, Could you provide me the documents exchanged between the parliament, the organisers and the commission to reach that conclusion that seems to be a direct violation of the commitment to increased transparency of Mr. Juncker?

I do address this request to the the parliament as this event was organised there, but feel free to redirect this request to DG of Cecilia Malmström or Michel Barnier

Yours faithfully,

Xavier Dutoit

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Acknowledgment of receipt

 

 

Dear Mr Dutoit,

 

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application
for access to documents, which was registered on 12/10/2018 under
reference A(2018)13793.

 

All requests for public access to documents are treated in compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

 

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulation, your application will
be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request.

 

The European Parliament reserves the right to ask for additional
information regarding your identity in order to verify compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and the European Parliament’s implementing
measures.

 

Your attention is drawn to the fact that you have lodged your application
via the AsktheEU.org website, which is a private website not officially
related to the European Parliament. Therefore, the European Parliament
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

 

kind regards,

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

 
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[1][European Parliament request email]
[2]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

References

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Our reference: A(2018)13793

 

 

Dear Mr Dutoit,

 

In reply to your application, Parliament informs you that 743 individuals
were registered with the security services in order to access Parliament’s
premises to attend the 2018 European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE)
event. When accessing Parliament buildings, participants to such events
must provide their name and ID but are not required to provide the name of
the organisation they represent.

 

Therefore the list held by Parliament in connection with the EPE event
contains only personal data of the individuals who needed a badge to
access the building. In consequence it cannot be made public and in any
case would not serve your purposes as stated in your application (“list of
all the organisations with their identifier in the TR”).

 

As regards the part of your application mentioning correspondence for the
organisation of the event, no specific documents have been identified
dealing with the matter of the registration of the participants.

 

In addition, the 2018 EPE was organised by Eurochambres in cooperation
with the European Parliament in the framework of the institutional
campaign for the European Elections 2019. The initiative is seen as an
event to encourage SMEs to have their voice heard, not as a lobby effort.

 

Given the European dimension of the initiative, the President granted the
event the European Parliament patronage. In this respect, the organisation
Eurochambres is registered in the Transparency Register:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister...

 

For additional information concerning the Commissioners participation in
the event, please address your request to the Commission.

 

On this basis, Parliament considers your request as handled and the file
closed. Please do not hesitate to come back to us, should you have any new
request for specific Parliament documents.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

 
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[2][European Parliament request email]
[3]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

References

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1. http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister...
2. mailto:[European Parliament request email]
3. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb