Dear International Cooperation and Development,
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:
- a list of lobby meetings held by DG DEVCO with Facebook or its intermediaries. The list should include: date, individuals attending + organisational affiliation, the issues discussed;
- minutes and other reports of these meetings;
- all correspondence (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between DG DEVCO (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Facebook or any intermediaries representing its interests.
Margarida da Silva
Rue d' Edimbourg 26
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26/04/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/2340.
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Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development
Dear Ms da Silva,
As per your request for access to documents, I can confirm that to the best of our knowledge there were no meetings between DEVCO colleagues and Facebook on lobbying grounds, at least since I arrived at DEVCO on 1 September 2015.
Team Leader for Digital Presence & Internal Communication
EuropeAid - International Cooperation and Development
Communication and Transparency Unit
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