Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

All documents - including but not limited to minutes, (hand-written) notes, audio recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, e-mails, and presentations - related to all meetings between member of the Commission and representatives of BusinessEurope from July 2020 to the present.

Yours faithfully,
Diogo Augusto

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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[5]Ares(2021)2021531 - RE: access to documents request - Commission
meetings with BusinessEurope - Gestdem 2021/1737

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

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:

 

][6]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[8][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

Here is my post address:

6/4 Silvermills
EH3 5BF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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[5]Ares(2021)2049099 - RE: Ares(2021)2021531 - RE: access to documents
request - Commission meetings with BusinessEurope - Gestdem 2021/1737

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to be sent to this email address.
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réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 22 March 2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/1737.

 

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 15 April 2021. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[6]Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[8][email address]

 

 

 

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
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Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2021)2537508 - Commission meetings with BusinessEurope - Gestdem
2021/1737: request split between different Commission services

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

 

We hereby inform you that your request has been split as follows, as it
falls under the responsibility of several Commission services:

 

Gestdem reference 2021/1737: SG

Gestdem reference 2021/1803: SG

Gestdem reference 2021/2236: SG

Gestdem reference 2021/1804: DG EMPL

Gestdem reference 2021/1805: DG TRADE

Gestdem reference 2021/1806: DG JUST

Gestdem reference 2021/1807: DG SANTE

Gestdem reference 2021/1808: DG FISMA

 

You will receive a separate reply for each of the above mentioned
references.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[7][email address]

 

 

 

 

From: ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:45 AM
To: Diogo Augusto <[FOI #9222 email]>
Subject: Ares(2021)2049099 - RE: Ares(2021)2021531 - RE: access to
documents request - Commission meetings with BusinessEurope - Gestdem
2021/1737

 

[8]Ares(2021)2049099 - RE: Ares(2021)2021531 - RE: access to documents
request - Commission meetings with BusinessEurope - Gestdem 2021/1737

 

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[9][SG request email]>. All responses
have to be sent to this email address.

Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[10][SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Sir,

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 22 March 2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/1737.

 

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 15 April 2021. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[11]Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[13][email address]

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SANTE-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr  DIOGO,

 

We refer to your request dated  20 March 2021 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 22 March 2021 under the above
mentioned reference number.

 

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 expires today on 15 April 2021.

 

An extended time limit is needed due to internal consultations and a
thorough analysis of your request.

 

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 6 May 2021.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Health and Food Safety

 

 

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ve_sg.a2(SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2551854 from ve_sg.a2 (SG.A.2) dated 15/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2551854 de ve_sg.a2 (SG.A.2) daté du 15/04/2021.

SG-BETTER-REGULATIONS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Diogo

Please see attached.

Please find attached document Ares(2021)2551854 from ve_sg.a2 (SG.A.2) dated 15/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2551854 de ve_sg.a2 (SG.A.2) daté du 15/04/2021.

Kind regards

SG Better Regulations

ve_sg.a3(SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2552751 from WIMMER Michael (SG.A) dated 15/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2552751 de WIMMER Michael (SG.A) daté du 15/04/2021.

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Diogo,

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 23 March
2021 and splited among concerned DGs where the application no GESTDEM
2021/1805 is handled by DG TRADE.

Your application is currently being processed. However, we will not be in
a position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today. 

In order to finalize the response to your request, 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 6 May 2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

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European Commission
DG TRADE

 

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ve_sg.tf_equality_secretariat(SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2571489 from SLEATH William (SG.E) dated 16/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2571489 de SLEATH William (SG.E) daté du 16/04/2021.

ve_empl.a.2(EMPL), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2682527 from TAGGER Jörg (EMPL.A.2) dated 21/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2682527 de TAGGER Jörg (EMPL.A.2) daté du 21/04/2021.

ve_fisma.d.1(FISMA), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2739974 from BERGER Nathalie (FISMA.DDG.D.1) dated 23/04/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2739974 de BERGER Nathalie (FISMA.DDG.D.1) daté du 23/04/2021.

ve_sg.a3 (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 'Commission meetings with BusinessEurope'.

Regarding document on file named "01 Briefing Meeting w BusinessEurope 20Nov2020 redacted.pdf", I see that nearly 95% of it has been redacted and 30 of the 32 pages are fully redacted.

It defies belief that not one word, one sentence or one paragraph has information that can be made public. I urge you to review this decision.

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

Yours faithfully,

Diogo Augusto

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

[1]RE: Internal review of access to documents request - Commission
meetings with BusinessEurope - Ares(2021)2969497

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 04/05/2021 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by the
Secretariat General in reply to your initial application GESTDEM
2021/1737.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 04/05/2021 (Ares(2021)2969357).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (28/05/2021). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,
Please find attached reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM 2021/1805.

According to our standard operational procedure, you would have also received the letter by registered mail. However, due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemic, which requires all Commission’s 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 [email address].

Your sincerely

TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

SG BETTER REGULATIONS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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SG-BETTER-REGULATIONS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Diogo

 

Please find above the documents requested via GESTDEM 2021/2236.  You also
will receive the documents via ARES, the EC electronic postage service.

 

Kind regards

 

SG Better Regulations

 

 

 

EMPL A2 UNIT, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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SANTE-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr DIOGO

 

Thank you for your email regarding your request for access to documents.

 

We acknowledge that the time limit expired on 6 May and apologize for the
delay.

 

The management of the COVID-19 crisis at European level has significantly
increased the workload of DG SANTE, including the handling of a steady
increasing number of requests for access to documents.

 

We would like to inform you that your request is being handled and will be
sent to you as soon as it is signed at the appropriate level.

 

Please be reassured that we are doing our utmost to provide you with the
required documents as soon as possible.

 

Thank you very much for your understanding.

 

Best regards,

 

 

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

[1]cid:image001.gif@01D3FF48.374A49E0
European Commission
Health and Food Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FISMA D1,

Thank you for the documents.

In regards to Ares(2021)1615686, you say that "The redacted parts of the document Ares(2021)1615686 refer to a matter where the decision has not been taken, so the disclosure of the document is refused as it would seriously undermine the decision-making process.".
In that case, without providing information on the contents of what's been redacted, can you please clarify what matter the content refers to? This would be essential to get a clear idea of whether access to the document should be requested again and, if so, when a new request must be placed.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Your confirmatory application for access to documents under Regulation
(EC) 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2021/1737 - 1st holding letter -
Ares(2021)3506985

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Diogo,

 

I refer to your e-mail of 4 May 2021, registered on the same day, by which
you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article 7(2) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents[6]^[1] ("Regulation
1049/2001").

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements we need to carry out
a full analysis of your request in order to take a final decision and,
therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 28 May 2021. Consequently, we
have to extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance with
Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline expires on 18 June
2021.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

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JUST-01@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Augusto,

 

Please find attached our reply concerning your application for access to
documents – GESTDEM 2021/1806.

 

With kind regards,

 

 

JUST ACCESS DOCUMENTS

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SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,

Please find attached the reply from SANTE.

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.

Yours faithfully,

SANTE Access to documents team

Dear [email address],

I am writing to you in regards to my confirmatory application for request with Gestdem reference 2021/1737: SG. I should have received a response by 18 of June 2021 and have received nothing yet. Please look into this matter and advise on when you will be responding.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

I am writing as I am still waiting for a deliberation on the confirmatory request for access to documents under Regulation (EC) 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2021/1737 - 1st holding letter - Ares(2021)3506985. I should have received a response on 18/6.

Yours faithfully,

Diogo Augusto

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

[1]RE: access to documents request - Commission meetings with
BusinessEurope - Ares(2021)4152719

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Augusto,

The deadline to reply to your confirmatory request was indeed 18/06/2021.

Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to reply to your confirmatory
request as we have not been able to gather all the elements necessary to
reach our final decision.

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply as soon as possible.

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Access to documents team
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

This has now been a considerable delay. Please provide timescales for a final reply.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 'Commission meetings with BusinessEurope'.

It has now been one month since the date by which you should have given me a reply and I am still unaware of how much longer it will take.

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

Yours faithfully,

Diogo Augusto

Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

The reply to my confirmatory application is 26 working days overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

It has been 43 working days since a response was due.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

It has been 62 working days since a response was due. Please provide a response to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto

SG-GREFFE-CERTIFICATION@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Diogo Augusto,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision C(2021)
7479 final as adopted by the European Commission on 12.10.2021.

 

Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.

 

Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Giovanni VALASTRO

COMMISSION EUROPEENNE

Équipe certification/notification 

BERL 05/155

Tél: +32-2-29 61594

Email: [email address]

 

Dear [email address],

Received.

Yours sincerely,

Diogo Augusto