Industry lobbying on the Preparatory Action on Defence Research and the EDRP

Bram Vranken made this access to documents request to Budget

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From: Bram Vranken

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Dear Budget,

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:

- a list of meetings of DG Budget officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of individual companies, including lobby consultancies and law firms, and/or industry associations, in which the upcoming Preparatory Action (PA) on Defence Research and the European Defence Research Programme (EDRP) were dealt with;

- minutes and other reports of these meetings;

- all correspondence (including emails) between DG Budget officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of individual companies (including lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations, in which the PA on Defence Research and the EDRP were dealt with.

Yours faithfully,

Bram Vranken
On behalf of Vredesactie

Vredesactie
Patriottenstraat 27,
2600 Berchem
www.vredesactie.be
Tel. +32 (0) 3 281 68 39
Mobile: +32 497 13 14 64

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Dear Sir,
Thank you for your e-mail dated15/02/2017 We hereby acknowledge receipt of your request..
Your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on08/03/2015 In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
Yours faithfully,

Budg Acces documents

European Commission
Directorate-General for Budget
Information and Communication
Avenue d´Auderghem, 19
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Mr Vranken,

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 07/03/2017.

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 28/03/2017.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours faithfully,
BUDG Team

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Dear Mr Vranken,

 

In response to your request we refer to one meeting which was organised on
19 May 2016 with representatives of the European Association of Aerospace
and Defence industry.

The meeting took place on request of the company Finmeccanica (now
Leonardo S.p.A.).  In the meeting the Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner
Georgieva, Andreas Schwarz, has participated, accompanied by the official
Francesco Bonanomi, Deputy Head of Unit BUDG.A3.

The meeting had pure informative character and was not followed-up by an
exchange of minutes or any other correspondence.  

 

Yours sincerely,

Olivier Salles

Head of Unit BUDG.A3

 

  

 

 

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From: Bram Vranken

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Dear Budget,

Thank you for your response. I have a few follow-up questions:
- Do you have any correspondence in relation to this meeting before or after this meeting took place;
- Do you have any minutes or any other pieces of information concerning the issues dealt with during this meeting;
- Can you confirm that is the only meeting DG Budget officials of any level had with representatives from individual companies (including lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations, in which the PA on Defence Research and the EDRP were dealt with?

Yours faithfully,
Bram Vranken

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From: SALLES Olivier (BUDG)
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:40 PM
To: '[1]mailto:[FOI #3993 email]';
'[2]mailto:[FOI #3993 email]'
Cc: BUDG ACCES DOCUMENTS; GROTZ Eva (BUDG); BUDG A03
Subject: RE: REPLY : Access to documents request - Industry lobbying on
the Preparatory Action on Defence Research and the EDRP
 
 
Dear Sir
Please find our follow-up answers below.
Thanks and regards.
 
Thank you for your response. I have a few follow-up questions:
- Do you have any correspondence in relation to this meeting before or
after this meeting took place; No.
- Do you have any minutes or any other pieces of information concerning
the issues dealt with during this meeting; there have been some internal
meetings, limited to Commission services, in order to prepare the proposal
included in the Draft Budget 2017 which then was a document available to
the public.
- Can you confirm that is the only meeting DG Budget officials of any
level had with representatives from individual companies (including lobby
consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations, in which the PA
on Defence Research and the EDRP were dealt with? Yes.
 
 
Olivier SALLES
Head of Unit A3 – Internal policies
DG BUDGET
tel.: +32-2-29.56954
office: BRE2 12/488.
 
 

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