Stakeholder event to gather views on the upcoming revision of the tobacco taxation directive

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Dear Madam, Sir

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 documents - including but not limited to minutes, (hand-written) notes, audio recordings, video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, e-mails, letters, and presentations - related to the videoconference "Stakeholder event to gather views on the upcoming revision of the tobacco taxation directive" held on 18 May 2022.

Please note I prefer to receive the documents in digital format, not by physical mail.

Peter Teffer
Follow the Money
Overtoom 197
1054 HT Amsterdam
The Netherlands, Generaldirektion Steuern und Zollunion

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Dear Madam, Sir

I acknowledge receipt. However, I have a question. The minutes of the stakeholder event published online stated on page 3: "DG TAXUD announced that minutes would be published with name of all organisations
represented, and thanked participants for their contributions."

However, in the minutes I do not see a specific list of all organisations represented. The minutes only referred to speakers, but that would exclude any organisations attending that did not speak up. Can you inform me whether a separate list exists - and if so, publish it - or otherwise explain why it was not specifically included in the minutes?

Peter Tefffer