To whom it may concern at DG Trade.

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting a list of all lobby meetings held by DG Trade since 1 January 2019, in which a coming EU-US trade deal has been discussed. The list should include: date, Commission attendees, the name of the organisation(s) attending, and a more precise topic if that exists.

I would appreciate if you could take the Commission’s code of good administrative behaviour into account when dealing with this request.

Kind regards,

Kenneth Haar
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
1415 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Dear Mr Haar,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 26 February 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
today under reference number GestDem 2020/1150.
 
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 19
March 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party 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.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
Access to Documents Team
DG Trade
 
 

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Dear Mr Haar,

We refer to your Access to Documents request dated 26 February 2020 and registered on the same day under GestDem reference number 2020/1150.
Your application is currently being handled however due to the character of your request numerous services should be consulted what is taking more time than expected. Therefore, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires today.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with another 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 14 April 2020.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

Access to documents Team
DG Trade

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DEBONGNIE Dominique(TRADE), Trade

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/1150.

According to our standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [DG TRADE request email].

Best regards,

Dominique Debongnie

Dear DEBONGNIE Dominique(TRADE),

Thank you for your message. I hereby confirm that I have received the information (a list of lobby meetings concerning the EU-US trade talks).

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar