DG Env: Plastics lobbying since 30 May 2018

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, and further to Gestdem 2018/3018 which you answered under the Commission’s code of good administrative behavior, I would like to request a list of all lobby meetings held by DG Environment since 31 May 2018 where single-use plastics were discussed. The list should include the names of the individuals and organisations attending; the date; and any minutes / notes produced. I would additionally like to receive any emails or other correspondence related to these meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 14/02/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
18/02/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/0939.

 

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Dear Vicky,

 

Please find here our reply to your request mentioned in Subject.

 

The same goes out today as paper mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

Catherine FENECH

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Unit B1 – Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption
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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Environment,

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 'DG Env: Plastics lobbying since 30 May 2018' Gestdem 2019/0939.

I appreciate very much the fact that a long list of documents was sent to me.

However I would like to request a review of the decision to withhold the annex of document 18 (Coca Cola), Ares(2018)6211158, which I think is the "final report from PWC on the economic and financial impact of the measure for the soft drinks and bottled water industry".

From your letter dated 15 May, I understand that "the attachment can not be disclosed as it is ‘strictly private and confidential’" according to the originator.

I would like to dispute the decision not to release it. In a previous access to documents request to DG Connect 2018/5806 (which can also be viewed here: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/dg_c... I was initially also refused access to a document which originated from PWC as a third party. In that case, both Digital Europe (which had sent the document) and PWC (the third party originator of the document) had refused to allow access, and commercial sensitivity and and intellectual property arguments were used. After a confirmatory application, I was granted partial access to the PWC document in question, despite ongoing objections, and I would like you to reconsider your decision to not release the PWC report in this case too. I note that you have not provided detailed reasoning as to why the report cannot be released.

On document Ares(2018)6236948, an annexe to document 22 from Tetrapak, I would like you to further consider your decision not to release it, even in redacted form.

The issues relating to tethered caps, packaging sizes, and which products were to be regulated, were very significant during the negotiations on the Commission's single use plastics proposal, and we are aware that substantial lobbying went on, demonstrating that there is a strong public interest for such information to be in the public domain.

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

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 17/05/2019 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 DG ENV
in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2019/0939.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 17/05/2019 (Ares(2019)3256681).

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

 

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