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Dear Madam, Sir,

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:

all documents - including but not limited to minutes, (hand-written) notes, audio recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, e-mails, and presentations - related to the 20 September 2017 meeting between Andrus Ansip and Neelie Kroes, as well as any other meetings Kroes has had with Commission officials since 1 May 2016

Peter Teffer

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[1]Ares(2019)4525762 - RE: access to documents request - Kroes --- Ref.
Gestdem 2019/4050

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Dear Mr Teffer,


Kindly see attached request for clarification to you Access to Documents,
GestDem No 2019/4050.




Kristine Bogdanovica


Kristine Bogdanovica




European Commission

SG E.1 - Competitiveness, Innovation & Digital Europe
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Dear Madam, Sir,

I refer to my access to documents request GestDem No 2019/4050 and your request for clarification.

Vice-President Andrus Ansip has met Mrs Neelie Kroes, in her capacity as advisor to Uber, on 20 September 2017. This was announced in the Commissioners' weekly activities on 15 September 2017 ( However, on the page where Vice-President Ansip's meetings are recorded, the register merely said "Uber".

Therefore, it is possible that one or more of the other 58 meetings which Uber registered in the EU transparency register ( was in fact with Mrs Neelie Kroes.

Since Mrs Kroes was also advisor to Salesforce, it is also possible that one or more of the meetings registered as a meeting with Salesforce was a meeting with Mrs Kroes.

I am only interested in the meetings where Uber and Salesforce were represented by Mrs Kroes.

I hope I have clarified my request.

Regardless, I hope that you have already started work on the 20 September 2017 meeting, and can submit that document irrespective of the outcome of the second part of my request.

All the best
Peter Teffer

Communications Networks, Content and Technology

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Dear Mr Teffer,


We refer to your email dated 12.07.2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, which was registered on 12.07.2019 and attributed to
the Unit E1 of the Secretariat-General under the above-mentioned reference


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 02/08/2019.   An extended time
limit is needed as your application concerns a large number of documents,
for which consultation with different Services is necessary. Therefore, 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 26/08/2019. We apologise for this
delay and for any inconvenience this may cause. 


With kind regards,


Access to documents team

Secretariat-General Unit E1


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Please find attached document Ares(2019)5407082 from ve_sg.dsg2.e1 (SG.DSG2.E.1) dated 26/08/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)5407082 de ve_sg.dsg2.e1 (SG.DSG2.E.1) daté du 26/08/2019.