Dear Climate Action,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the information listed below:
Information requested: Names of attendees at all meetings; names of organisations they represented; agendas from the meetings; minutes of meetings; details of the locations of meetings; presentation slides used, and any other materials shared or used (e.g. briefings, leaflets), including in preparation and after the meetings took place; names and organisations of any speakers or external guests for the following:
- Hume Brophy with Lukas Visek, Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans on 6 March 2020
- American European Community Association with Anthony Agotha, Cabinet member of Frans Timmermans, on 8 March 2022
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) with Kurt Vandenberghe, Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen on 26 Feb 2021
- AmCham EU with Riccardo Maggi (Cabinet member), Diederik Samsom (Cabinet member), Daniel Mes (Cabinet member), Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member), Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans on 14 Dec 2020
On the topic of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork, the Biodiversity Strategy, or Sustainable Use Directive, all correspondence with, including emails which mention, and any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document received from (or representatives from), any of the organisations listed below during the years 2020-present. This includes inter-institutional correspondence, correspondence with Member States’ authorities and their Permanent Representations as well as correspondence with third parties.
On the topic of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork, the Biodiversity Strategy, or Sustainable Use Directive, all agendas and minutes of meetings; attendees of meetings; details of the locations of meetings; presentation slides used, and any other materials shared or used (e.g. briefings, leaflets), including in preparation and after the meetings took place, with any of the following organisations during the years 2020-present.
- Hume Brophy
- US Sustainability Alliance
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham)
- American European Community Association
- US Chamber of Commerce
We are not asking for submissions to public consultations.
I would like to receive this information 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 you request an extension, please explain the reasons.
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.
My address is: [ADDRESS REDACTED]
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.
Thank you for your e-mail of 25/08/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
30/08/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4893 & 2022/4894.
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 20/09/2022. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Dear Ms Herrmann,
I refer to your e-mail of 25/08/2022 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 30/08/2022 under reference number
Gestdem 2022/4893 & 2022/4894.
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expired on 20/09/2022.
An extended time limit is needed as the handling of your application could
not yet be completed at this stage. 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
expires on 11/10/2022.
I apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.