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Access to documents request: 2021-09-17 meeting between Arto Virtanen and Olai Voionmaa and Microsoft Corporation

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on 2021-09-17 between Arto Virtanen and Olai Voionmaa and Microsoft Corporation.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Naomi Hirst, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely
Naomi Hirst

INTPA-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu, International Partnerships

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Dear Sir, Madam,

Thank you for your requests for access to documents dated 08/10/2021.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest
convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the
registration of your request.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Best regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for International Partnerships

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

Belgium

 

 

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Dear Access to Documents Team,

As included in my initial request, the postal address for any necessary written correspondence is:
Naomi Hirst, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Hirst

INTPA-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu, International Partnerships

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Dear Mr Stolton,

 

Thank you for your message. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your
application for access to documents, which was registered on 11/10/2021
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/6027.

 

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
05/11/2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
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Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

European Commission

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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Dear International Partnerships,

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

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Access to documents request: 2021-09-17 meeting between Arto Virtanen and Olai Voionmaa and Microsoft Corporation'.

I have not received a response within the time frame, which was set for 05/11/2021 as per your previous message.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/acce...

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Hirst

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, International Partnerships

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your email dated 18/11/2021 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
INTPA in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/6027.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 19/11/2021 (Ares(2021)7124750).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (10/12/2021). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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IOSUB Dalila (INTPA), International Partnerships

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    FOLLOW UP to a meeting between Microsoft and cabinet Urpilainen 19072021 additional materials sent by Microsoft Microsoft in Africa.pdf

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    FOLLOW UP to a meeting between Microsoft and cabinet Urpilainen 19072021 additional materials sent by Microsoft email.pdf

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    MEETING REQUEST Microsoft and Aalto University on Digitalisation in Africa open date 2021 email.pdf

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    positive reply GESTEM 2021 6027 rev R4.pdf

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    FOLLOW UP to a meeting between Microsoft and cabinet Urpilainen 19072021 additional materials sent by Microsoft Airband in Africa.pdf

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    FLASH REPORT Cab Urpilainen meeting with CELA Microsoft 17092021 email.pdf

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    positive reply GESTEM 2021 6027 rev R4 docx.pdf

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Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, International Partnerships

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached closing letter to your above mentioned confirmatory
request - GESTDEM 2021/5300. The letter will also be sent to you by
registered mail with AR.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[2][email address]

 

 

 

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Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, International Partnerships

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
request for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM
2021/6027.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency
Berl. 07/251

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