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:
-all correspondence (including emails), agendas, minutes of meetings and any other reports of such meetings where the (science-based) criteria for endocrine disruptors (also spelled: disrupters) were discussed/mentioned between DG TRADE officials and officials/representatives of (one or more of) the following DGs/organisations:
(between January 2015 and March 5th 2016).
When 'officials' are mentioned in this request this includes the
Commissioners and their Cabinet members, as well as Commission
President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Cabinet.
Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further
information which could facilitate your research.
Thank you for your assistance.
Dear Mr. Harmsen,
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. We kindly ask you to send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.
You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
Please find my postal address below. Thanks you.
Thank you for your application for access to documents, which was registered on 07/03/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/1096.
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 31/03/2016. 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.
Dear Mr Harmsen,
Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying to your above mentioned request with reference number 1096. We need to consult several units internally and other services also, and this is taking some time. We are currently handling your request and identifying the documents, then drafting the reply as soon as we can.
Regarding your second request (1765) on third party studies received by DG TRADE, we only received this request from the Secretariat General on 13 April. We are currently searching for these studies and shall draft that reply also as quickly as we can.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Could you give me an update on this FOI request?
Dear Mr Harmsen,
Thank you for your message. We are working on your two requests. The progress is slow due to a long absence of the colleague who is in charge of the endocrine disruptors' file. We have so far identified some 20 documents for your request 2016/1096 and no documents for 2016/1765. Regarding 1096 there may be overlap with our documents and those already disclosed by DG GROW and DG SANTE in June. We are checking that and finalizing our reply as soon as possible.
We apologize for the delay and thank you for your understanding.
Dear DG Trade,
My FOI requests (2016/1096 and 2016/1765) are long overdue. What is the current status of these requests, and when can I expect your reply?
Dear Mr Harmsen,
Thank you for your message. We apologise for the delay in providing you with replies to your requests with GestDem reference 2016/1096 and 2016/1765.
As explained in our previous message of 4 August 2016 below, the progress in replying to these requests has been slow due to the absence of our colleague who is in charge of the relevant file. Moreover, the unit in charge of this file has had very busy in ongoing negotiations and has been as well the target of numerous large scope requests for access to documents in the past months.
Our relevant colleague is now back in the office and is currently working on the replies to your and several other access to documents requests. We hope to be able to send you the replies in the next coming weeks.
We apologies again for the inconvenience that these delays may have caused and we thank you very much for your understanding.
Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2017)676538 concernant "Reply to Mr Harmsen - Access to documents request – Ref GestDem No 2016/1096" envoyé par M DEMARTY Jean-Luc le 07/02/2017.
Please find attached document Ares(2017)676538 regarding "Reply to Mr Harmsen - Access to documents request – Ref GestDem No 2016/1096" sent by Mr DEMARTY Jean-Luc on 07/02/2017.
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Dear Mr Harmsen,
Two days ago we sent you our reply to your request 2016/1096 for which you gave the below address. We understand that since then your address has changed to: Auguste Lambiottestraat 39, 1030 Brussels (as provided in your message of 20 Dec 2016). However, our registered letter to this new address was returned to us this week. As you know we send our replies first by email (with the documents) and then also by registered mail (letter only).
Could you please clarify your address once again?
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.