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:
- Any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document - commissioned or authored by any part of the European Commission, or received from (or representatives from) ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) or Volkswagen concerning or mentioning negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between January 2015 and October 2017.
- a list of meetings including detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings between DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or representatives from) ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) or Volkswagen concerning or mentioning negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between January 2015 and October 2017.
- All correspondence (including emails) by DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) sent to or received from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) or Volkswagen concerning or mentioning negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between January 2015 and October 2017.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research. My postal address hereby:
Thank you for your assistance.
Dear Mr Wetzels,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 05 August 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents registered on 07
August 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/4589
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 29
August 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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Dear Mr Wetzels,
We refer to your access to documents request registered on 05/08/2019
under the above mentioned reference number.
Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload of a high number of requests, we will not be in a position to
complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days, which expires on 29/08/2019.
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 19/09/2019.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to Documents Team