Access to documents request: 2022-04-27 meeting between Filomena Chirico and Google
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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 2022-04-27 between Filomena Chirico and Google.
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 Nienke Palstra, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.
Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you for your e-mail of 24 May 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 25 May 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/3023.
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 20 June 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Holding reply – Your application for access to documents GestDem
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Dear Ms Palstra,
We refer to your requests for access to documents, registered under the
abovementioned reference numbers.
Your applications are currently being handled. However, we are not in a
position to complete the handling of your applications within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today.
An extended time limit is needed as different services need to be
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 is 11 July 2022.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team
DG Connect – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
BU25 – Avenue de Beaulieu 25
Dear Ms Palstra,
Please find attached document Ares(2022)44911106 regarding " Your request for access to documents - GestDem 2022/3023" sent by Mr Martin Schauer, Head of Unit R4 of DG CONNECT on 05/07/2022.
We would appreciate if you could confirm of having received our response by replying to [email address], by 12/07/2022 at the latest.
DG CONNECT — ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Avenue de Beaulieu, 25
Apologies for the delay in confirming receipt and thank you for your response.