DG GROW contacts re. pharma incentives study

Rachel Tansey made this access to documents request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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From: Rachel Tansey

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

(i) a list of meetings; (ii) minutes or other reports of those meetings; and (iii) all correspondence (including emails) between DG GROW officials/representatives and private companies, industry associations, consultancies or law firms acting on their behalf, or patients groups, pertaining to the “Study on the economic impact of supplementary protection certificates, pharmaceutical incentives and rewards in Europe” conducted by Copenhagen Economics. The scope of this request should be considered to concern the period between April 2017 and May 2018.

In addition, I would like to request (iv) a list of the stakeholders that Copenhagen Economics interviewed in the preparation of its study (cf. page 11 of the study’s Executive Summary refers to “more than 20 interviews with stakeholders” being conducted).

I would be grateful if you could take the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour into account when considering (i) and (iv) of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Tansey

Postal Address:
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels
Belgium

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From: Rachel Tansey

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

I have yet to receive an acknowledgement of my access to documents request sent on 12th October 2018 concerning contacts between DG GROW and industry representatives around the review of pharmaceuticals incentives and rewards conducted by Copenhagen Economics. As this request was sent to you three weeks ago, I'd be very grateful if you could respond promptly, by email, to let me know when I can expect to receive the documents I requested.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 12 October 2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 06 November 2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5805.

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 27 November 2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

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

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Dear Ms Tansey,

 

We refer to your e-mails dated 12/10/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 06/11/2018 under the above mentioned
reference numbers.

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 27/11/2018.

 

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 18/12/2018.

 

We apologise 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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Dear Ms Tansey,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 12/10/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 06/11/2018 under the above mentioned
reference numbers.

The reply to your request could not be finalised today. Therefore, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
extended time limit of 15 working days, which expires today (18/12/2018).
Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to send you the
reply as soon as possible.

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

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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From: Rachel Tansey

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Thank you for your reply of 18 December 2018, in which you noted that the reply to my request (Ref. GestDem 2018/5805) could not be finalised by the extended deadline (18/12/2018) for handling my request.

Please could you let me know if the reply is now ready, and when I can expect to receive it?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

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From: Rachel Tansey

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

I'd like to draw your attention to my email of 8th January 2019 (copied below) , and once again, request your urgent attention to my request GestDem 2018/5805, which was made on 12 October 2018, and registered on 6th November 2018. With respect to this urgency, I'd furthermore like to draw your attention to the time-limits stipulated in Regulation 1049/2001, of a maximum of 30 working days (15 + 15 extension).

I look forward to your prompt response.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

Sent: 08 January 2018
Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Thank you for your reply of 18 December 2018, in which you noted that the reply to my request (Ref. GestDem 2018/5805) could not be finalised by the extended deadline (18/12/2018) for handling my request.

Please could you let me know if the reply is now ready, and when I can expect to receive it?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

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From: Rachel Tansey

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

With regard to my emails of 8th and 24th January 2019 (copied below), requesting an urgent response regarding your long-delayed reply to my request GestDem 2018/5805, which was made on 12th October 2018, I hereby politely inform you that if I have not received a reply from you by the end of this working week (ie 1st February 2019), I will be making a complaint to the European Ombudsman.

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has stated that “Citizens need to try access documents while they are still relevant. Information delayed is information denied”. Therefore, the 'fast-track' complaint procedure for access to documents requests includes the provision for complaints to be made in face of delays by EU institutions in releasing documents, and when the institution in question has not replied.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

Sent: 24 January 2019
Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

I'd like to draw your attention to my email of 8th January 2019 (copied below) , and once again, request your urgent attention to my request GestDem 2018/5805, which was made on 12 October 2018, and registered on 6th November 2018. With respect to this urgency, I'd furthermore like to draw your attention to the time-limits stipulated in Regulation 1049/2001, of a maximum of 30 working days (15 + 15 extension).

I look forward to your prompt response.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

Sent: 08 January 2018
Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Thank you for your reply of 18 December 2018, in which you noted that the reply to my request (Ref. GestDem 2018/5805) could not be finalised by the extended deadline (18/12/2018) for handling my request.

Please could you let me know if the reply is now ready, and when I can expect to receive it?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)629413 concernant "[Re] Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2018/5805" envoyé par Mme VERHOEVEN Amaryllis le 04/02/2019.

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Dear DG GROW,

Thank you for your response and for sending the documents covered by my request GestDem No 2018/5805.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Tansey

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