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Finbarr Bermingham

Dear European Council,

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:

- records of all meetings (including meetings), calls, internal communications (including calls, memos, emails, text messages) of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) discussing Hong Kong between July 2019 and today.

- minutes and other reports of these meetings / correspondence

- records of all meetings (including minutes), calls, internal communications (including calls, memos, emails, text messages) of the COASI Working Group discussing Hong Kong between July 2019 and today.

- minutes and other reports of these meetings / correspondence

- records of all meetings (including minutes), calls, internal communications (including calls, memos, emails, text messages) of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) discussing Hong Kong between July 2019 and today.

- minutes and other reports of these meetings / correspondence

- records of all meetings (including minutes), calls, internal communications (including calls, memos, emails, text messages) of the Coreper II group discussing Hong Kong between July 2019 and today.

- minutes and other reports of these meetings / correspondence

- records of all meetings (including minutes), calls, internal communications (including calls, memos, emails, text messages) of the European Council 27 national leaders and their teams discussing Hong Kong between July 2019 and today.

- minutes and other reports of these meetings / correspondence

Yours faithfully,

Finbarr Bermingham
South China Morning Post

Postmaster Consilium, European Council

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TRANSPARENCY Access to documents (COMM), European Council

Dear Mr Bermingham,

Thank you for your request on 11th October for access to documents of the Council of the European Union and of the European Council referring to the EU's relations with Hong Kong.

Given the different bodies concerned by your request (PSC, COASI, FAC, COREPER and European Council) and due to complexity of the matter and to the possible large number of documents covered by your application, please note that the General Secretariat of the Council will be unable to process your request within the standard deadlines foreseen in Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, unless you narrow the scope of your request. We would very much appreciate if you could more specifically define the scope of your application by indicating more precisely which documents you require.

To help you focus on specific matters and further define your query, you may also wish to consult our public register of documents, which contains a large array of information related to the activities of the institution and links to a lot of documents that might be of interest to you. For instance, the simple search here below using the parameter "Hong Kong" as subject would enable you to visualize several references to documents on this matter, some of which are already in the public domain and therefore directly downloadable:
(https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/docum...

The public register itself contains references to most Council (and European Council) documents since 1999 (exceptions may apply regarding classified documents), of which approximately 75% are public and available for downloading.

We look forward to hearing from you again.
Yours Sincerely,

The Transparency Service

General Secretariat of the Council
Directorate-General Communication and Information - COMM
Directorate Information and Outreach
Information Services Unit / Transparency
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Finbarr Bermingham

Dear TRANSPARENCY Access to documents (COMM),

Thank you for the reply.

In order to narrow the search, I will limit the time bracket from June 2020 to August 2021.

Please also remove EUCO from the search.

Yours sincerely,

Finbarr Bermingham

Postmaster Consilium, European Council

Your message has been received by the Transparency and Access to Documents Unit of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. All requests for access to documents are treated on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
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Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
concerning your request for access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Transparency

 

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Directorate Information and Outreach
Information Services Unit / Transparency

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TRANSPARENCY Access to documents (COMM), European Council

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Dear Mr Bermingham,

Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council concerning your request for access to documents, as well as five documents referred to therein.

Yours sincerely,

The Transparency Service

General Secretariat of the Council
Directorate-General Communication and Information - COMM
Directorate Information and Outreach
Information Services Unit / Transparency
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 175 - B-1048 Bruxelles/Brussel - Belgique/België
www.consilium.europa.eu | [email address]

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