Dear Migration and Home Affairs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents, note meetings which contain the following information:

For the period between November 2014 and March 2019:

- List of lobby meetings held with Migration and Home Affairs, with Amazon or its intermediaries. The list should include: date, individuals attending + organisational affiliation, the issues discussed,
- Minutes and other reports of these meetings
- All correspondence including attachements (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between DG Grow (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Amazon or any intermediaries representing its interests.
- All documents prepared for the meetings and exchanged in the course of the meetings between both parties.

Yours faithfully,

Laura Kayali
POLITICO
Rue de la Loi 62, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Yours faithfully,

Laura Kayali

ve_home.access.to.documents (HOME), Generaldirektion Inneres

[1]Ares(2019)1580428 - your access to documents request - reference number
GestDem 2019/1360

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 7/03/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered under
reference number GestDem 2019/1360.

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
29/03/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
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Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Access to Documents Team

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[1]Ares(2019)2214676 - your access to documents request - ref gestdem
2019/1360

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Dear Madam,

We refer to your e-mail dated 7/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered under the above mentioned reference
number.

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 29/03/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number and also documents held by different Services which must be
consulted.
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 24/04/2019.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Access to Documents Team

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[4]Ares(2019)2749887 - your access to documents request, ref gestdem
2019/1360 and 2019/1389

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Dear Ms Kayali,

 

In reference to your above-mentioned request, we wish to inform you that
our services are gathering information for you but will probably not be
able to reply by 24.04.2019, respectively 25.04.2019.

 

We will do our best to reply in the days to come.

 

In the meantime, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this
may cause.

 

Best regards,

 

European Commission

DG Migration and Home Affairs

Access to Documents Team

 

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8 Attachments

Please find attached document Ares(2019)4561903 from MICHOU Paraskevi (HOME) dated 15/07/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)4561903 de MICHOU Paraskevi (HOME) daté du 15/07/2019.

Dear Migration and Home Affairs, dear Secretariat General,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

Thank you for getting back to me and for the documents your DG has provided on my request of access to documents on interactions with Amazon (GestDem No 2019/1360). Unfortunately, I am making a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review its positions.

A full history
of my request and all correspondence is available here: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...

By the means of this confirmatory application I would like to contest the choice made by DG Migration and Home Affairs to select only meetings/meeting requests with the commissioners.

Limiting the scope of my request to meetings requests only with the commissioners seriously hampers the purpose of my requests (to know about the interactions that have taken place between EU institutions and bodies and Amazon) given that – as it is public knowledge – many stakeholder interactions take place with middle and low-level Commission officials who are not covered by the Transparency Register.

I therefore request that DG Migration and Home Affairs also provide information, briefings, meetings summaries, minutes and any other documentation you have on meetings held with cabinet members and top management at the DG (Director general, deputy director generals, heads of directorate).

Besides, some of the documents you sent seem incomplete. You did send me a request for a November 2018 meeting https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/6503...
with Commissioner Avramopoulos, but I didn’t see the Commission’s reply. If that meeting did happen, I would please like to receive the minutes, the summary, the briefing and debriefing, or any other documentation you might have on that.

On the protection of privacy and integrity of the individual, I fully agree with your assessment that names and people need to be protected. I am not interested in the names of the Amazon employees or representatives who have made arguments on EU policy, I am interested in the company and the arguments themselves.

Yours faithfully,

Laura Kayali