Economic Policy Committee 2015-2016

Vicky Cann made this access to documents request to Economic and Financial Affairs

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the agendas, minutes and attendance lists of any and all Economic Policy Committee meetings, which included third parties, and which discussed state-owned enterprises and/ or state assets.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

I sent the access to documents request (copied below) on 13 October, but have received no response or even an acknowledgement. Please can you confirm when I will get a reply?

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the agendas, minutes and attendance lists of any and all Economic Policy Committee meetings, which included third parties, and which discussed state-owned enterprises and/ or state assets.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

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Economic and Financial Affairs

Dear Madam,

thank you for your reminder regarding your access to documents request. We will answer to this request and the one registered under Gestdem 2016/5848 in one reply, since they both concern the Economic Policy Committee meetings.

We apologise for not having informed you about the extension of the deadline. We are in the process of preparing the reply to you. We do our best that you get it before the Christmas holidays.

Regards,

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 

European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1: Organisational performance and talent management, business continuity and control

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Dear Madam,

please find attached a publicly available publication on

State-Owned Enterprises in the EU: Lessons Learnt and Ways
Forward in a Post-Crisis Context INSTITUTIONAL PAPER 031 | JULY 2016

http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/publ...

comprising analytical papers and feedback at the DG ECFIN Workshop: "SOEs reform – lessons learnt
from the crisis and ways forward" on 24 November, 2015. It also incorporates comments and suggestions from the members of the Economic and Policy Committee Working Group on
Climate Change and Energy and the members of the Economic and Policy Committee.

If this information satisfies your interest in the matter, we would be grateful if you could inform us whether your requests have, thus, become obsolete.

Yours sincerely,

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 

European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1: Organisational performance and talent management, business continuity and control

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

Thank you for the reply and the publicly-available document, but that does not satisfy my requests which were submitted in October, over two months ago for:

- the agendas, minutes and attendance lists of any and all Economic Policy Committee meetings, which included third parties, and which discussed state-owned enterprises and/ or state assets
- the agendas, minutes and attendance lists of the meetings of the Economic Policy Committee in October 2015 and the workshop in November 2015 which explored the ownership, market and financial profiles of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)

My requests have been very clear and very precise and I regret the delay in DG ECFIN's response. Please can you let me know when I can expect the documents requested?

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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Economic and Financial Affairs

Dear Miss Cann,

 

We refer to your letter e-mails dated 13 October 2016 and 14 December 2016
in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 18
October 2016 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

You request is for access to:

 

-       agendas, minutes and attendance lists of any and all Economic
Policy Committee meetings, which included third parties, and which
discussed State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and/ or state assets and in
particular

 

-       agendas, minutes and attendance lists of the meetings of the
Economic Policy Committee in October 2015 and the [ECFIN]-workshop in
November 2015 which explored the ownership, market and financial profiles
of SOEs.

 

Having examined the document/documents requested under the provisions of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, we
regret to inform you that your application cannot be granted, as
disclosure is prevented by exception/exceptions to the right of access
laid down in Article 4 of this Regulation.

 

The Economic Policy Committee (EPC) is an institutionally independent
Committee set up by the Council, namely by Council Decision 74/122/EEC; 
the Commission, with its services in DG ECFIN, provides the Secretariat of
the EPC. A subsequent Council decision (2000/604/EC)  sets out the statute
of the Committee and its Article 15 provides that:

 

"Unless decided otherwise, the proceedings of the Committee shall be
confidential. The same rule shall apply to the proceedings of its
subcommittees or working parties."

 

All documents you have asked for, except the written material discussed at
the ECFIN - workshop in November 2015 (for which you will receive a
separate reply), have to be considered as part of the proceedings of the
Committee.

 

Furthermore, the provision of all minutes would add an undue
administrative burden given the time required to trace back in time all
EPC meetings to see if they included discussions of State-Owned
Enterprises. Your specific request relating to the provision of attendance
lists can also not be provided on the basis of data protection of the
individuals.

 

We thank you for your interest in the work of the Economic Policy
Committee and apologise that we cannot be more accommodating in this
instance.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

EFC and EPC Secretariat

 

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Subject: Your applications for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2016/5848

 

Dear Miss Cann,

 

All presentations concerning the Workshop which took place in November
2015, have been published on the webpage, which also include a
web-streaming. Below please find the address were you can find the
programme and all public material.  In addition there is also the
publication on SOEs.

 

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/even...

 

We thank you for your interest in our work and apologise for we cannot
send you the attendance lists on the basis of data protection of the
individuals.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Filomena De Assis
Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs
ECFIN-B: Investment, Growth and Structural reforms
CHAR 13/131

Rue de la Loi, 170      1049 Brussels 

Tel: +32 2 299 0843
e-mail: [email address]

 

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

Thanks for the previous messages.

The original tender for the requested report is no longer available at this old link due to changes on the europa site: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/economy_finance/...

Would it be possible for you to send it or point me to the new link?

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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Dear Miss Cann,

 

The tender number in your E-mail corresponds to the 'State Asset
Management' study. I wish you can find the information you are looking for
in the link below which also includes the tender.

 

[1]https://ec.europa.eu/info/tender/study-s...

 

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Filomena De Assis
Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs
ECFIN-B: Investment, Growth and Structural reforms
CHAR 13/131

Rue de la Loi, 170      1049 Brussels 

Tel: +32 2 299 0843
e-mail: [2][email address]

 

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