Dear DG TRADE,

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:

A list of all lobby meetings held by the commissioner in charge of Trade, Cecilia Malström, or any other member of its Cabinet with any organisations representing churches and/or religious communities since 2014 onwards, including all emails, minutes, reports or any other briefing papers related to all those meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino
Calle Ricardo Ortiz 61 , 1B.
28017 Madrid.

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Dear Mr Merino,

 

Thank you for your email. We apologise for not having reacted to your
initial request, but somehow, your email was inadvertently deviated to the
wrong folder and we had therefore missed it. We realised it only today and
we have register it immediately.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 26 March 2019 under reference number GestDem
2019/1850.

 

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 16
April 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
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Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

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Dear Mr Merino,
 
We refer to your e-mail dated 18/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 26/03/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.
 
Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload on a large number of requests, we are not in a position to
complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days, which expires on 16/04/2019.
 
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 14/05/2019.
 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG TRADE
 

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Dear Trade,

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 'Cecilia Malström's cabinet meetings with religious lobbyists'.

According to your last reply, I should have had a final response by 16/04/2019, but I have not received any other notification. As such, I am requesting this internal review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino

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Dear Mr Merino,

 

DG TRADE sent you a holding reply on 16 April, extending the deadline to
14 May (see below).

 

Your confirmatory application sent on 3 May will therefore not be
registered.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

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_____________________________________________
From: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:56 PM
To: 'Álvaro Merino' <[FOI #6647 email]>
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Subject: your access to documents request 2019/1850 - Cecilia Malström's
Cabinet meetings with religious lobbyists

 

 

Dear Mr Merino,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 18/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 26/03/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload on a large number of requests, we are not in a position to
complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days, which expires on 16/04/2019.

 

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 14/05/2019.

 

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

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

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ve_trade.accessdoc(TRADE), Trade

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)3182799 dated 14/05/2019.

TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS