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 correspondence, including emails and attachments and all sorts of documents exchanged from 1st October 2017 to 1st December 2017 involving:

- All members of the cabinet of Health Commissioner V. Andriukaitis and any representatives of the European Crop Protection Assocation (ECPA) or agriculture companies Monsanto and Bayer.

This request is strongly in the public interest. The response will, I hope, allow me to better understand what led to the decision by the European Commission to relicense the active substance glyphosate.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any additional information. I hope that given the particular circumstances of this file my request can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Zachary Boren

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Mr. Boren,

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.

Please 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:

Best regards,

Carlos Remis
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

My address is:

Canonbury Villas
London N1 2BY

Many thanks,



[1]Ares(2018)3314045 - RE: access to documents request - Health
Commissioner correspondence with pesticides lobby --- Ref. Gestdem

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Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/06/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
22/06/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/3421.

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

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

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Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
Berl. 05/315

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mr Boren,


Please find enclosed an advance copy of our letter ref. Ares(2018)3685012
of 11 July 2018 regarding your application for access to documents GestDem

The documents that can be released and the list of documents containing
the result of the assessment carried out on their content on the basis of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 are published on the following Commission
webpage: [1]


You can view these documents by entering the GestDem reference of your
request ("2018/3421") in the search box at the top of the page.

Alternatively, you can click on "view documents per request" and search on
the left column for the GestDem reference of your request ("2018/3421").


Best regards,




DIRECTORATE-GENERAL For Health and Food Safety


Food and feed safety, Innovation

Pesticides and Biocides




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