Documents re: meetings between DG ENV and the industry

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Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU Treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I hereby request access to the following:

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence (including email and letters) containing substantive discussion relevant to the meeting topic, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts, recordings, minutes, notes, and meeting conclusions—relating to the meetings listed below:

1. Meeting between Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés (FEFAC) and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner and Eglantine Cujo, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius on 09/07/2020 to discuss issues related to global deforestation, such as measures to tackle deforestation and initiatives related to supply chain;

2. Meeting between Fédération Internationale des Grossistes, Importateurs & Exportateurs en Fournitures Automobiles / International Federation of Automotive Distributors (FIGIEFA) and Marius Vaščega, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius on 16/07/2020 to discuss cleaner environment and reducing emissions;

3. Meeting between European Cocoa Association (ECA) and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner and Eglantine Cujo, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius on 28/01/2021 to discuss the cocoa initiative and deforestation-related issues, raised by traders and manufacturers of cocoa;

4. Meeting between The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL) and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner and Eglantine Cujo, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius on 09/07/2020 to discuss issues related to global deforestation, such as measures to tackle deforestation and initiatives related to supply chain sustainability; and

5. Meeting between Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E. (COCERAL) and Eglantine Cujo, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner on 09/07/2020 to discuss issues related to global deforestation, such as measures to tackle deforestation and initiatives related to supply chain sustainability.

I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

I understand that this request may relate to a large number of documents and would therefore be open to discuss prioritisation if needed.

I would prefer for this information to be sent to me in machine-readable electronic format, to the email address provided below. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format can be sent to Earthsight, The Green House Ethical Properties, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, E29DA, London, England.

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.

Please confirm having received this application. Please do not hesitate to get back in touch with me should you need any further information to facilitate your research.

Thank you for your assistance.

Lynn Pasterny – Earthsight

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Address: Earthsight, The Green House Ethical Properties, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, E29DA, London, England

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