DG GROW's contacts with Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW

Max Bank made this access to documents request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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From: Max Bank

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Dear Madams & Sirs,

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:

1) a list of meetings of DG GROW's officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG), Daimler Aktiengesellschaft (DAI) and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW Group) in which Dieselgate, car emissions, defeat devices in the emission context and/or emissions testing (real proving emissions-rpe) and type approval were discussed (between September 2015 and today, i.e. 15.09.2017);

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence (including emails) between DG GROW officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG), Daimler Aktiengesellschaft (DAI) and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW Group) in which Dieselgate, car emissions, defeat devices in the emission context and/or emissions testing (real proving emissions-rpe) and type approval were discussed (between September 2015 and today, i.e. 15.09.2017).

I would appreciate if you could take the Code of Good Administrational Behaviour into account when considering section 1 of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Max Bank
on behalf of LobbyControl
LobbyControl
Am Justizzentrum 7
50939 Cologne
Germany

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15/09/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 19/09/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/5423.

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 10/10/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Bank,

We refer to your access to documents request Gestdem 2017/5423.

Before going ahead with the handling of your application, could you please confirm at your earlier convenience that with the term "real proving emissions-rpe" you mean what is generally known as "real driving emissions-rde"? If it is not the case, we would be grateful if you could give us more details on this term.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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From: Max Bank

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

what I meant to say was "real driving emissions-rde". I am sorry for this mistake.

Hopefully, I will still get a response in a timely manner.

Yours faithfully,

Max Bank

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

of course I meant to say "real driving emissions-rde". I am sorry for the mistake.

Yours faithfully,

Max Bank

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Bank,

Thank you for your confirmation.

Please note that the request will be handled according to the time limit communicated in the acknowledge of receipt email sent on 19/09.

With best regards,
The GROW Access to documents team

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Dear Mr Bank,

We refer to your e-mail dated 15/09/2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 19/09/2017 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 10/10/2017.

An extended time limit is needed as part of 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 31/10/2017.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

 

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From: Max Bank

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Dear DG GROW Access to Document Team,

thank you for coming back to me on my access to documents request under reference number GestDem 2017/5423. It is unfortunate to hear that the handling of my request is delayed.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you will be able to handle my application by the 31/10/2017.

Yours faithfully,

Max Bank

Max Bank
on behalf of LobbyControl
LobbyControl
Am Justizzentrum 7
50939 Cologne
Germany

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Dear Mr Bank,
 
referring to your request below, please find enclosed a reply letter and
relevant documents.
 
Best regards,
 

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
Automotive and Mobility Industries

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From: Max Bank

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Dear DG GROW Access to Document Team,

thank you indeed for handling my access to documents request under reference number GestDem 2017/5423.

Yours faithfully,

Max Bank

Max Bank
on behalf of LobbyControl
LobbyControl
Am Justizzentrum 7
50939 Cologne
Germany

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