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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Mr Jean-Claude Juncker
President, European Commission

Dear Mr President,

On behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), I would like to - under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties as developed in Regulation 1049/2001 - request access to the following documents:

- all reports (and other notes) from meetings between the European Commission and representatives of the tobacco industry (producers, distributors, importers etc, as well as organisations and individuals that are funded by and/or work to further the interests of the tobacco industry), during 2018.

- all correspondence (including emails) between the European Commission and representatives of the tobacco industry (producers, distributors, importers etc. as well as organisations and individuals that are funded by and/or work to further the interests of the tobacco industry), during 2018.

- a list of all the above-mentioned documents (including dates, names of participants/senders/recipients and their affiliation, subject of meeting/correspondence)

Please exclude all documents we have already received as a result of our access-to-document request tabled on February 05 2018, which was later split up into:
GESTDEM 2018/1199 => DG SANTE (lead)
GESTDEM 2018/1203 => DG GROW
GESTDEM 2018/1204 => DG AGRI
GESTDEM 2018/1205 => SG
GESTDEM 2018/1654 => DG TAXUD
GESTDEM 2018/2850 => DG TRADE
GESTDEM 2018/2851 => DG COMP
GESTDEM 2018/2852 => DG ECFIN

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels

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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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Dear Olivier Hoedeman,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 11/12/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your request for access to documents, which was registered on
11/12/2018 under reference numbers listed below.
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
11/01/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
Further to your request with the references mentioned below, we hereby
inform you that your request initially submitted to the
Secretariat-General has been re-attributed to the Directorates-Generals as
follows:
GESTDEM 2018/6660:      Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG
SANTE) (lead)
GESTDEM 2018/6662:      Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry,
Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)
GESTDEM 2018/6663:      Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural
Development (DG AGRI)
GESTDEM 2018/6664:      Secretariat-General (SG)
GESTDEM 2018/6665:      Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
(DG TAXUD)
GESTDEM 2018/6666:      Directorate-General for Trade (DG TRADE)
GESTDEM 2018/6667:      Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
GESTDEM 2018/6668:      Directorate-General for Economic and Financial
Affairs (DG ECFIN)
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management &
Access to Document
Office address BERL 05/315
+32 2 995 63 26
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear sir,
 
We refer to your e-mail dated 11/12/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered under the above-mentioned reference
number.
 
We regret to inform you that Directorate General Economic and Financial
Affairs (DG ECFIN) does not hold any documents that would correspond to
the description given in your application. 
 
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access
as defined in that regulation applies only to existing documents in the
possession of the institution.
 
Given that no such documents, corresponding to the description given in
your application, are held by DG ECFIN, we are not in a position to handle
your request.
 
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled
to make a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review
this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days
upon receipt of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at
the following address:
 
European Commission
Secretary-General
Transparency unit SG-B-4
BERL 5/282
B-1049 Bruxelles       
 
or by email to: [1][DG SG request email]
 
Yours faithfully,
 
ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR, business correspondent, business continuity and control
 

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 11/12/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, 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 on 11/01/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originate from third parties who are being consulted.

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 01/02/2019.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

On behalf of DG COMP

Food Task Force

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European Commission
DG COMPETITION
Food Task Force

Competition website: [2]http://ec.europa.eu/competition

DISCLAIMER"The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not
in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the
European Commission."

 

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 11/12/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 11/12/2018 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 on 11/01/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as the documents requested originate from
third parties which have been consulted.

 

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 01/02/2019.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

 

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Sir,
 
We refer to your request dated 11 December 2018 in which you make a
request for access to documents, registered on 11 December 2018 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 which expires on 11
January 2019.
 
An extended time limit for more in-depth investigations is needed in order
to complete our assessment on the possibility for the public disclosure of
the documents requested.
 
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit in accordance with Article
7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents.
The new time limit expires on 1 February 2019.
 
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
TAXUD ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
 
 
 

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents registered under
reference GestDem 2018/6666.

 

Your application is currently being handled and the file is at the final
stage of the procedure. However, due to a heavy workload, 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.

 

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 01/02/2019.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to Documents Team

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade

[2][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Sir,
We refer to your e-mail  dated 11/12/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 11/12/2018 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 expired on 11/01/2019.
An extended time limit of 15 working days, in accordance with Article 7(3)
of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, is
needed in order to finalize the treatment of your request.
The new time limit expires on 01/02/2019. However, I would like to inform
you that our response letter is about to be signed and you will receive a
reply within the next days.
 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Please note that due to the wide scope of your request, covering also
areas falling under the responsibility of other Directorates-General,
parts of your request have been attributed to other Directorates-General.
This message relates only to the request which is treated by DG AGRI.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Access to documents team

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
 
Unit I.3
L130 7/96
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
 
 

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

 

Dear Mr Hoedeman,

 

Subject:       Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2018/6660

We refer to your e-mail dated 11/12/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 11/12/2018 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 expired on 11/01/2019.

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 01/02/2019.

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

 

Yours faithfully,

SANTE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

 

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)238301 regarding "Access to documents request - Positive reply to Mr. Hoedeman - No Gestdem 2018/6663" sent by Mr VON KEMPIS Karl on 16/01/2019.

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