Meeting between Suvi Leinonen and Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels

Lora Verheecke made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Ihre Anfrage war teilweise erfolgreich.

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts and recordings) AND the meeting minutes/notes relating to the meeting between Suvi Leinonen and Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels on 21st September 2022.

Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke
9 rue du Bronze
1070 Bruxelles,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 24/05/2023 and registered on 24/05/2023 under the case number

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 15/06/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
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Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission


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Dear Ms. Verheecke,


I trust this email finds you well.


We would like to apologise for the delay in replying to your Access to
Documents request (2023/3007) where you asked us to provide you with
information on the following:


-       Meeting with Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels on 21.09.2022

-       Meeting with the Cobalt Institute on Critical Raw Materials on


We are currently reviewing the documents that can be disclosed with the
applicable personal data protection and internal procedures when it comes
to sending documents to external requesters.


You should receive all the documents in the upcoming days.


We thank you very much in advance for your understanding and wish you a
very nice rest of the week.



With kind regards,








European Commission

Directorate-General for International Partnerships

Unit E.2 – Micro-economic Analysis, Investment Climate, Private Sector,
Trade and Employment


L-41 08/107 – Rue de la Loi 41

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 2 299 61 45

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Dear Ms. Verheecke,

With reference to your request for access to European Commission documents
under the above-mentioned reference number.

Your request covers areas falling under the responsibility of two

As far as the Directorate-General for International Partnerships is
concerned, you requested access to documents referring to the following

-            21.09.22 – Suvi Leinonen, Cabinet Member of Commissioner
Jutta Urpilainen, with Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels on Critical
Raw Materials;

We identified 3 documents falling within the scope of your request:


1.         Read-out of the meeting with the Cobalt Institute on Critical
Raw Materials of 21 September 2022;

2.         Email correspondence of the meeting with the Cobalt Institute
on Critical Raw Materials of 21 September 2022;

3.         Additional email correspondence of the meeting with the Cobalt
Institute on Critical Raw Materials of 21 September 2022.

Having examined the documents requested under the provisions of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, we have come to
the conclusion that all documents shall be partially disclosed. Some parts
of documents n° 1, 2, and 3 have been blanked out as disclosure of some of
the requested documents is prevented by exceptions to the right of access
laid down in Article 4 of this Regulation.

Article 9.1(b) of the Data Protection Regulation does not allow the
transmission of personal data, except if you prove that there is an
overriding interest in public disclosure. In your request, you do not
express any particular interest to have access to these personal data nor
do you put forward any arguments to establish the necessity to have the
data transmitted for a specific purpose in the public interest.

Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4.1.(b) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data contained
in the requested documents, as the need to obtain access thereto for a
purpose in the public interest has not been substantiated and there is no
reason to think that the legitimate interests of the individuals concerned
would not be prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data concerned.

In case you would disagree with this position, you are entitled, in
accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to submit a
confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this

Such a confirmatory application should be addressed to the
Secretariat-General of the Commission within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter. You can submit it in one of the following ways:

by asking for a review via your portal ([1][1]) account (available only
for initial requests submitted via the portal account),

by mail:

European Commission


Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)         

BERL 7/076

B-1049 Bruxelles

or by email to: [2][SG request email].

Kind regards,



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