Indonesian palm oil lobby

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Dear DG Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am submitting a request for documents on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe.
The requests concerns documents (such as agendas, Commission briefing papers and minutes) that relate to meetings as well as correspondence (such as emails, letters, faxes) between Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Members of his cabinet, DG Environment members of staff, and the following:
- Indonesian Embassy in Brussels
- Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Indonesian Ministry of Trade
- Indonesian Ministry of Industry
- Indonesian negotiation team for the EU-Indonesia free trade agreement, CEPA

- The revision of the renewable energy directives
- Commission response to resolution 2016/2222 of the European Parliament
- EU-Indonesian free trade negotiations for CEPA (in as far as they relate to palm oil)

since January 1st, 2016.

Please produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the search for - or deliberations concerning - certain documents delay the production of others that have already retrieved and eligible for disclosure. In the event this application relates to a very large number of documents, we are open to confer informally with a view to finding a fair solution within the prescribed time limits.

Should you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Katie Hodgetts

Katie Hodgetts
Economic Justice Programme
Friends of the Earth Europe
MundoB, 26 Rue D’Edimbourg, 1050 Brussels


Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19/12/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 09/01/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/0161.

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 30/01/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Yours faithfully,


European Commission
DG Environment
Directorate E-Implementation & Support to Member States
Unit E4 - Compliance & Better Regulation
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Madam,

Please find attached a letter from our unit concerning your above mentioned request.
We wish you a good receipt of.

Best Regards,

European Commission
Directorate-General for Environment
Unit F3 – Multilateral Environmental Cooperation
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Ms Hodgetts,

Please find a reply to your request.

Best regards.


Nathalie Couvreur




European Commission
DG Environment
Unit F3 Multilateral Environmental Cooperation

BU9 03/118
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel. +32 2 29 21 900

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