Meeting between Cabinet of Commissioner Katainen and Goldman Sachs

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as
developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following
document:

The minutes of the meeting between Edward Bannerman (Cabinet of Commissioner Jyrki Katainen) and representatives of Goldman Sachs Group (on Capital Market Union), which took place on 5/12/2014 in Brussels.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium

EC ARES NOREPLY, Generaldirektion Wirtschaft und Finanzen

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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,

thank you for the response to my FOI request. I am very surprised to hear that "no minutes were drafted following the meeting between the Cabinet and representatives of Goldman Sachs".

Firstly, from a perspective of transparency and accountability it would seem good practice to takes notes from meetings with lobbyists; is it not common practice in the European Commission to do so?

Secondly, in case there are indeed no "official minutes", I would like to clarify that my request also covers other types of documents related to the meeting, such as handwritten notes. Could you clarify if there are any such documents related to the meeting between Edward Bannerman (Cabinet of Commissioner Jyrki Katainen) and representatives of Goldman Sachs Group?

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)