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:
- minutes and other reports of meetings between European Commission officials (from DG trade) and representatives of BUSINESSEUROPE, CEFIC, the European Industrial Mineral Association and other companies and industry associations, in which the revision of the carcinogens and mutagens directive (Directive 2004/37/EC), the chemical agents directive (Directive 98/24/EC) and other issues concerning workplace-related cancers were discussed (between February 2011 and today);
- all correspondence (including emails) between European Commission officials (from DG Trade) and representatives of BUSINESSEUROPE, CEFIC, the European Industrial Mineral Association and other companies and industry associations, in which the revision of the carcinogens and mutagens directive, the chemical agents directive and other issues concerning workplace-related cancers were discussed (between February 2011 and today);
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
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Dear Mr Hoedeman,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 24/02/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered today under reference number GestDem 2016/0938. We have had exchanges with DG GROW, DG EMPL and DG SANTE regarding your request as DG TRADE is not in the lead of the Directives you mention or issues concerning workplace related cancers. Some of those DGs have either received the same request from you or are dealing with part(s) of your request. As you have specified DG TRADE in your request to us, we will check for any meetings/correspondence between TRADE officials and BE/CEFIC/EIMA specifically on these issues.
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 18/03/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
Your applications for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2016/0892,
GestDem No 2016/0893, GestDem No 2016/0930 and GestDem 2016/0938
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