To DG GROW

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 (from 1. January 2015 till today) of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, members of her cabinet or representatives of DG GROW AND representatives of the European Internet Forum, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, and Uber.

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence with entities listed above, including emails from 1. January 2015 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
6.2.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
1415 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Haar,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19/09/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 21/09/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/5510.

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 12/10/2017. 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,

Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
A1/ Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Haar,

We refer to your e-mail dated 19/09/2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 21/09/2017 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 12/10/2017.

An extended time limit is needed as 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 06/11/2017.

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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Dear Mr Haar,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 19/09/2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 21/09/2017 under the above mentioned
reference number.

We hereby inform you that the reply to your request is ready but it could
not signed by 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 (06/11/2017). Please be reassured that we are
doing our best to send you our reply in the coming days.

 

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

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

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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To DG Grow

Dear Sir or Madam.

This is to remind you that I have filed a request to you for access to documents on exchanges with Uber and other entities. The deadline expired on 6 November. On that date you wrote to me you expected to handle it soon, but since then I haven't heard from you.
Will you give me a status?

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Haar,

Thank you for your message.

Please note that the reply to your request has been finalised and it will be sent to us as soon as it is signed by the hierarchy.

We apology once again for the delay encountered and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Best regards,

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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To Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
Concerning GestDem 2017/5510.

Dear sir or madam.

Three weeks ago I received notice that the documents concerning GestDem 2017/5510 were on their way, yet nothing has happened.

Can you take care of this as soon as possible?

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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E-mail n° 2.

 

 

 

 
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Unit E1 – Service Policy for Consumers
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Mr Haar,

 

Please find enclosed the reply to your request to access to documents
GESTDEM No. 2017/5510.

 

Due to the number of size of requested documents, we are sending you all
of them in several e-mails (total n° 3).

 

The originals documents will follow by By registered letter with
acknowledgment of receipt.

 

Kind regards.

 

 

 

 
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Unit E1 – Service Policy for Consumers
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

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E-mail n° 3.

 

 

 
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Unit E1 – Service Policy for Consumers
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Haar,

Thank you for your message.

Please note that we sent you our reply and related documents on Friday 01/12 to this email address: [email address]

We have just resent our reply to the following email address: [FOI #4662 email]

Please accept our apology for the inconvenience and for the delay encountered.

Best regards,
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 Haar,
 
We have read with interest the report entitled "UnFairbnb" and published
on the webpage of the Corporate Europe Observatory. We have also read the
more recent article on the same webpage entitled "Commission protects
AirBnB lobby paper as ‘commercial secret’".
 
We believe the above mentioned publications include several inaccuracies.
We would welcome an opportunity to meet with you to discuss our policy on
the collaborative economy and our balanced approach in meeting all
relevant stakeholders, including as regards the short-term accommodation
rental sector (municipal and regional authorities, the hotel industry,
platforms, consumer associations, trade unions, representatives of
citizens renting properties). We would also be happy during such a meeting
to answer questions you may have.
 
Please let me know if you would be available for a meeting in the near
future.
 
Kind regards,
 
Henning Ehrenstein
 
 
Henning EHRENSTEIN
Deputy Head of Unit
 
European Commission
DG Growth
Unit E1 – Service Policy for Consumers
Avenue des Nerviens, 105
1040 Brussels, Belgium
 
Office: N105 01/019
Tel: +32 229-80393
E-mail: [1][email address]
 
 
 

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Dear Mr Ehrenstein,

Thank you for your email and for your interest in our work. I would be happy to talk some time soon. Some questions I have put to DG GROW when doing research for the report were never fully answered - I hope this could be an occasion to handle that as well.

Unfortunately I will not be in Brussels again this side of the summer break, but would it not be an option to talk on the phone?

As this email address corresponds to a website which publishes results from access-to-documents requests, I would prefer if you would write to me directly instead. My email address is <[email address]>

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar