To the Secretariat General of the European Commission
Dear sir or madam.
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 that address the Digital Services Act (from 1. January 2020 till today) of Commissioners Vestager and Breton and their cabinets, DG CONNECT AND representatives of the European Internet Forum, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, Uber, the European Holiday Home Association, Sharing Economy, European Digital Media Association and AirBnB.
2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;
3) all correspondence with entities listed above that address the Digital Services Act, including emails from 1. January 2020 till today).
In case my description is not sufficiently precise, I hereby would like to ask you to assist me in further clarifying the application according to regulation 1049/01 article
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial
release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 working days, according to the regulation.
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
1415 Copenhagen K
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Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
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Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
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Dear Kenneth Haar,
Thank you for your e-mail of 26/08/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
26/08/2020 under the following reference numbers:
* GESTDEM 2020/5055: Directorate-General for Communications
Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT)
* GESTDEM 2020/5056: Secretariat-General (SG)
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
16/09/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
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Dear Mr Haar,
We refer to your email of 26 August 2020 wherein you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same date under the above-mentioned
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.
An extended time limit is needed as different Commission services must be
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 7 October 2020.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team
DG Connect – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
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