Margarida da Silva

Dear Trade,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents related to the following meetings with Executive Vice-President Dombrovsksis and/or his cabinet:

• Zaneta Vegnere 23/12/2020 Facebook Ireland Limited (FB-I) - Free flow of data - Digital Services Act - Digital Markets Act - Transatlantic cooperation in the field of technologies
• Elina Melngaile 03/02/21 - Nokia Trade policy in the digital sector
• Elina Melngaile 20/04/2021 - Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) K&L Gates GP - Brussels Oracle (ORCL) Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VOLKSWAGEN AG) Electrolux Home Products Europe (Electrolux) - EU-US relations - Cooperation on trade and technology - Trade disputes
• 12/03/21 - DIGITALEUROPE (DE) Recovery and Resilience Facility - focus on digital transition and national reform plans; Trade Policy Review and digital trade, also - international data flows and Digital tax; EU-US relations for trade on technologies.
• 26/04/2021 - IBM Corporation (IBM) The EU's trade agenda, particularly in relation to the technology and ICT sector, incl. the transatlantic relationship - transatlantic data flows, Trade and Technology Council initiative, also - digital part of the Recovery and Resilience Facility
• 05/02/21 - Facebook Ireland Limited (FB-I) EU Digital finance strategy, stable coins, crypto currencies and digital wallets; EU-US trade and tech cooperation; transatlantic data transfers and free data flows.
• 25/02/2021 - ITI - The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) EU-US trade relations; Trade Policy Review; Digital trade, including EU's position on e-commerce and Digital taxation.

In particular I am looking for:
- all agendas for each of these meetings;
- any record of the aforementioned meetings. This may include, but not necessarily be limited to, minutes of the meetings, verbatim reports of the meetings, transcripts etc, that would provide a record of the proceedings of the meetings;
- all documents prepared or received for the purpose of these meetings and/or distributed among the attendees before or during the course of these meetings (such as – but not limited to – handouts, leaflets, briefings or background notes).
- all correspondence sent or received in preparation for these meetings and/or in order to arrange these meetings, including all attachments
- all documents prepared or received with regards to and/or as a follow up to these meetings; and
- all correspondence sent or received with regards to and/or as a follow up to these meetings, including all attachments.

Yours faithfully,
Margarida da Silva
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'edimbourg 26
1050 Belgique

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Trade

Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 28 April 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 29
April 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/2796

 

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 25
May 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

DG TRADE

 

 

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Dear Madam,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered under above
mentioned number.

Your application is currently being processed. However, the handling of
your application has taken more time than planned and we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which has just expired.

In order to finalize the response to your request, 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 15 June 2021.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

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Dear Madam,

Please find attached the reply to your application GESTDEM 2021/2796.

According to our standard operational procedure, you would have also received the letter by registered mail. However, due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemic, which requires all Commission’s non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [DG TRADE request email].

Your faithfully

TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM