All the meetings and discussions about PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances)

The request was successful.

Francesca Cicculli

Dear Climate Action,

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:

For the period between 1 January 2017 to date:

- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Directorate-General for Climate Action, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “PFAS” and/or “C604” and/or “PFOA” and/or “GenX” were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;

- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;

- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Climate Action, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “PFAS” and/or “C6O4” and/or “PFOA” and/or “GenX”

To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions 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.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Francesca Cicculli

MIELCZAREK Agnieszka, Climate Action

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your request for access to documents from 17/8/2021.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary 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.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
Europa website:



Kind regards,


DG CLIMA access to Documents Team


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Francesca Cicculli

Dear MIELCZAREK Agnieszka,

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My postal address is:

Via Fosso dell'Acqua Mariana 23
Rome (ITALY)

Yours sincerely,

Francesca Cicculli, Climate Action

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Dear Mr Cicculli,


We refer to your e-mail of  17 August 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 20 August 2021 under the above
mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we were not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expired on 10 September 2021.

Therefore, we had 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 1 October 2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents team



European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels, Climate Action

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Dear Ms. Cicculli,


Enclosed please find a copy of our reply.


According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.


We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address].


Kind regards,


Access to Documents team


European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels



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