knaebel made this Informationsfreiheit request to
Dear DG FISMA,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, and minutes/notes) relating to the following meetings:
Commissioner Phil Hogan, AmCham EU, 05/03/2020, Ireland, Trade Issues
Commissioner Phil Hogan, 29/04/2020, video conference, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), Trade issues
Commissioner Phil Hogan, 11/06/2020, Video Conference, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), USA/EU transatlantic relationship & Trade Policy Review.
Deirdre O’Hea, 18/11/2020, Brussels (virtual), American Chamber of Commerce Ireland
(AmCham Ireland), -European Commission priorities postCOVID -Priorities of Commissioner McGuinness -EUUS relationship
5, avenue Paul Langevin
Your access to documents request - Meetings - Ref. GESTDEM 2021/3337 -
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Thank you for your e-mail of 20 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
21/05/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3337.
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 14 June 2021. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)
Dear Ms Knaebel,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
We refer to your email dated 21 May 2021, in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 21 May 2021 under the above mentioned
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 14 June 2021.
An extended time limit is needed as your application the application
concerns documents held by different Services which must be consulted.
We are not competent for the items 1 to 3 (concerning Commissioner Philip
Hogan) sent by you to our DG which were reattributed.
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 5 July 2021.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
FISMA ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Dear Mrs. Knaebel,
Please find attached our reply to your requests GESTDEM 3337, 3339 and
According to our standard operational procedure, you would have also
received the letter by registered mail. However, due to the extraordinary
health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19
epidemic, which requires all Commission’s non-critical staff to telework,
we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until
We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [email address] .
Access to Documents Team
Directorate General for Trade
Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications
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Dear Ms Knaebel,
I refer to your GestDem application 2021/3337, for which the extended
deadline expired on 05/07/2021. Your application is still being handled.
Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed
to carry out a full analysis of your request. We can assure you that we
are doing our utmost to provide you with a reply as soon as possible. We
regret this delay and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may
cause, and we thank you for your understanding.
FISMA ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS