Dear Madams & Sirs,
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 stakeholder meetings, which DG Trade officials (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) held to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), between 20 April and 30 June 2013
I would appreciate if you could deal with this request under the code for good administrative behaviour.
I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your email of 12/12/2014 registered on 15/12/2014 under the reference number GESTDEM 2014/6022.
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days: 15/01/2015. If this deadline 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 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.
would you be so kind to update me on the status of this request? Your deadline expired last week.
Please allow me to inform you that it would be great if you could consider this request as a priority from our side.
Thank you and kind regards,
My apologies, for not having updated you last week.
We are still working on your request, and will try to send you the list of meetings in the coming weeks, however, with the upcoming negotiation round in the beginning of February, I cannot promise we can reply before it, but we will do our best,
We have collected most of the information, we just need to make sure we have everything.
We will keep in mind that this one is a priority to other of your requests.
Unit E1 – USA and Canada
+32 2 295 61 07
thank you for this update and for prioritising the request. I would really appreciate if you could still respond before/ during the negotiation round.
I was wondering about what is happening to this request of mine. Could you please update me on the state and set a new deadline for when I can expect a response?
Dear Ms Eberhardt,
Thank you for your messages. Just to let you know that Indre has left the Trade Access to Documents team and I have replaced her.
Regarding your access to information/documents requests with the above reference numbers, I can tell you that the list for stakeholder meetings between April-June 2013 (ref. 6022) will be finalized soon and we hope to be able to send you the list still this week. As for the second request (6023) for the meeting reports and correspondence we will still need more time for the individual assessment of the numerous documents we have identified. The list of meetings will be ready first and can be send to you before the documents if you want.
Your requests involve many colleagues and a large number of documents need to be assessed. We apologize for the delays and any inconvenience it might cause.
thank you for your response.
I am looking forward to receiving the April-June 2013 list still this week and would indeed appreciate if you could send me the list from the second request before the minutes and correspondence.
Also, could you please propose a new deadline for both - the list and the documents - so that I can assess if my right do access to documents is respected or if I should consider a confirmatory application? It is very difficult to make this assessment without having any indication about when I can expect the information.
Dear Ms Eberhardt,
The list of the TTIP stakeholder meetings between April-June 2013 still needs to be updated by couple of colleagues who are absent today. We hope to finalize the list on Monday.
Have a good weekend!
Dear Madams and Sirs,
by online form dated 12 December 2014, Corporate Europe Observatory requested access, on the basis of Regulation 1049/2001 and the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, to a list of stakeholder meetings, which DG Trade officials held to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), between 20 April and 30 June 2013.
By online form of 16 December 2014, DG Trade informed CEO that the application was correctly registered and would be dealt with as quickly as possible.
After that date, three messages were sent to CEO (the latest on 11 March 2014) in which the Commission consistently promised a timely reply to CEO.
To date, notwithstanding the expiration of all the time limits set by Regulation 1049/2001 and several assurances of imminent decision on access, the European Commission has neither granted access to the requested document nor has it written to CEO denying total or partial access thereto.
In these circumstances, CEO requests to the Commission to reply to its application of 12 December 2014 by Monday, 30 March 2014.
Otherwise CEO may activate the procedure laid down in Article 7(4) of Regulation 1049/2001.
Dear Ms Eberhardt,
Please find attached the list of meetings that you have requested. Please
note that this is provided not under Regulation 1049/2001, but under the
Code of Good Administrational behaviour. Our apologies for the delay.
Víctor García López-Berges
DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
Rue de la Loi 170
+32 2 29 80202