Dear European External Action Service,

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:

- On April 24, the EEAS published a report under the name "EEAS SPECIAL REPORT UPDATE: Short Assessment of Narratives and Disinformation around the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic". Politico's Brussels Playbook had previously, on April 21, reported on a report by the EEAS dealing with Chinese influence on Covid-19 disinformation, which sounded very similar to the published report. According to reporting by The New York Times, the Financial Times and other media, the document referred to in the Politico story diverges in significant ways from the published version. According to quotes by an EEAS spokesperson in Euractiv today, these are "in fact two different documents", the so far not public version being an "Information Environment Assessment". I would like to request this Information Environment Assessment and all previously not published versions of it.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta
netzpolitik.org
Rue de la Loi 155
1040 Bruxelles

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS, European External Action Service

Dear Mr Fanta,

 

This message is an acknowledgement of receipt for your requests for access
to documents under Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (which the EEAS is
also respecting).

 

Your requests for access to document have been registered under reference
number: 2020/050

Please refer to this number in any further correspondence.

 

In accordance with the Regulation, you will receive a reply within 15
working days: 19/5/2020.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (AD)

[1][EEAS request email]

SG.AFFGEN.2 – Parliamentary Affairs

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EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS, European External Action Service

Dear Mr Fanta,

 

We refer to your request dated of 27/04/2020. 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 19/05/2020.

We therefore, exceptionally, need to extend the deadline for reply by an
additional 15 working days,

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause. We
will make every effort to process your request as quickly as possible.

 

Thank you for your understanding,

Yours sincerely,

 

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (AD)

[1][EEAS request email]

SG.AFFGEN.2 – Parliamentary Affairs

 

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Dear Mr Fanta,

 

On behalf of Mr Visentin, please find attached the reply to your request
for access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

[1]EEAS-[EEAS request email]

SG.AFFGEN.2 – Parliamentary Affairs

 

 

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