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Dear Health and Food Safety,

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 correspondence (including letters, emails and text messages), agendas, minutes of meetings, minutes of phone calls, reports and any kind of other policy documents, where the German laboratory LPT (Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology) was discussed/mentioned/referred to, especially, but not exclusively, in relation to possible fraud/forgery of test data and/or mistreatment of test animals. Time frame of this request: Between December 1st 2018 and September 1st 2020.

More information on LPT: https://www.lpt-pharm-tox.de/

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Best wishes,
Vincent Harmsen

My postal address:
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Health and Food Safety

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email of 11 September 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 14 September 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/5387.

 

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 5
October 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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ve_sante.e.4(SANTE), Health and Food Safety

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Message on behalf of Mr Klaus Berend to Mr Vincent Harmsen:

Dear Sir,

Please find an advance copy of our letter ref. Ares(2020)5223066 of 5 October 2020 regarding your application for access to documents GestDem 2020/5387.

The documents that can be fully released and the list of documents containing the result of the assessment carried out on their content on the basis of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 are published on the following Commission webpage:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/dyna/extdoc...

You can view these documents by entering the GestDem reference of your requests ("2020/5387") in the search box at the top of the page.
Alternatively, you can click on "view documents per request" and search on the left column for the GestDem reference of your requests ("2020/5387").

The above mentioned page has been recently launched by DG SANTE to make documents publicly available following an access to documents request. This page will be updated each time new documents will have been made public through the access to documents procedure.

Best regards,

E4 – Pesticides and Biocides
Directorate E – Food and food safety, innovation

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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