Correspondance with DG Agri

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain all correspondance (including emails), agendas, minutes of meetings and any other reports of such meetings between officials/representatives/Commissioner/cabinet member of DG Agri and the following companies over the past year:

-Dow chemicals
-DuPont
-Syngenta
-Bayer
- Monsanto

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Kind regards,

Myriam Douo
Friends of the Earth Europe
Mundo B Building
Rue D'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels,
Belgium

Agriculture and Rural Development

Dear Madam,

We refer to your e-mail dated 16/12/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents.

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as subjects and references, which the documents would have been produced, etc…

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us by email to: [email address]

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit R.6
L130 4/59
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development,

Thank you for your reply. I think my request was specific enough. I am asking for all types of document (email, letters, minutes, date and attendees list of meetings) constituting bilateral or multilateral interactions between DG Agri and Dow Chemicals, Dupont, Syngenta, Baryer and Mondanto during the past year.
I am not aware of the nature of the communication between those companies and the Commission so I am not able to give you more precision on subjects , references or document produced as this is what I would like to find out through this request.

Thank you in advance for providing these document at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,
Myriam Douo

Agriculture and Rural Development

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 20/12/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 20/12/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/7156.

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 18/01/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit R.6
L130 4/59
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Agriculture and Rural Development

Dear Madam,

We refer to your e-mail dated 20/12/2016 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 20/12/2016 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.
As different units of DG AGRI are concerned, an extended time limit is needed in order to finalize the treatment 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 08/02/2017.
However, I would like to inform you that you will receive our reply much earlier than the new deadline.

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

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit I.3
L130 4/59
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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EC ARES NOREPLY, Agriculture and Rural Development

8 Attachments

Please find attached document Ares(2017)706406 regarding "Access to documents request – Partially negative reply to Ms Douo - GestDem No 2016/7156" sent by Mr PLEWA Jerzy Bogdan on 08/02/2017.

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