Exchanges with Goldman Sachs

Margarida da Silva made this access to documents request to Secretariat General of the European Commission

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From: Margarida da Silva

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all exchanges between Commissioner Katainen, his office and his Cabinet, with Goldman Sachs since 1 June 2016 . Specifically, I would like to request any emails, correspondence , meeting notes or telephone call notes.

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva
CEO
Rue d'edimbourg 26
Brussels

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Ms da Silva,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 27/10/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 27/10/2017 under reference number GESTDEM 2017/6225.

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 21/11/2017.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours sincerely,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

European Commission
Secretariat-General
SG B.4 – Transparency
[email address]

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Please find attached document Ares(2017)5688605 regarding "Holding Reply / Exchanges with Goldman Sachs - GESTDEM 2017/6225 - DA SILVA" sent by Ms MAXIANOVA Karola on 21/11/2017.

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2017)6063051 concernant "Reply - Follow-up request for access to documents - Gestdem No. 2017/6225 - Ms Margarida da Silva" envoyé par M. HAAG Marcel le 11/12/2017, Secretariat-General.

Please find attached document Ares(2017)6063051 regarding "Reply - Follow-up request for access to documents - Gestdem No. 2017/6225 - Ms Margarida da Silva" sent by Mr HAAG Marcel on 11/12/2017, Secretariat-General.

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From: Margarida da Silva

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your reply. I noticed in Commissioner Katainen's public list of meetings that he met with Goldman Sachs representatives to discuss " Trade and defence policy" on the 25 October 2017.

Yet, there is no document relating to this encounter in your list. Could you please verify if there are any any emails, correspondence, meeting notes or telephone call notes from the list you sent me?

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva

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From: Margarida da Silva

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Could you please confirm you have received my request for clarification?

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva

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Dear Ms Da Silva,
 
I am writing in response to your email of 20 December 2017 related to your
access to documents request - Exchanges with Goldman Sachs - GESTDEM
2017/6225. In this email, you enquired whether there are any documents (in
the form of emails, correspondence, meeting notes or telephone call notes)
related to Vice-President Katainen's meeting with Goldman Sachs
representatives on 25 October 2017 dedicated to " Trade and defence
policy".
 
We can confirm that no documents related to this meeting of 25 October
2017 exist. Please note that the meeting was agreed over the phone.
 
Regards,
 
Karola Maxianova
 
Karola MAXIANOVA
Deputy Head of Unit
Secretariat-General, European Commission
D.2 – Internal Market and Competitiveness
BERL - 06/304
B - 1049 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 295 92 27
Fax: +32 2 299 10 67
Email: [email address]
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This e-mail message does not constitute a formal communication and does
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From: Margarida da Silva

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your reply. I find it surprising that there are no documents relating to this meeting - particularly, no meeting notes or telephone call notes.

After all, it is good administrative practice to keep records of all meetings with interest representatives, but especially when dealing with lobby organisations which could create reputational issues, one can say, as Goldman Sachs. This precaution is even inscribed in the Practical Guide to Staff Ethics and Conduct.

Could you please confirm if there are any meeting or telephone call notes relating to it?

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Ms Da Silva,

 

I am writing in response to your email of 19 January 2017 related to your
access to documents request - Exchanges with Goldman Sachs – GESTDEM
2017/6225. In this email, you sought confirmation of the fact that  there
were no meeting or telephone call notes related to Vice-President
Katainen's meeting with Goldman Sachs representatives on 25 October 2017
dedicated to " Trade and defence policy".

 

After verifying again with the Cabinet of the Vice-President, we can
confirm that there exist no meeting or telephone call notes or any other
document related to this meeting of 25 October 2017.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

With best regards,

 

Karola Maxianova

 

 

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