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Dear Research and Innovation,

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:

Following up on the rejection of this request:
https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/full...
which speaks of Mr Smits' "broad engagement with key stakeholders in spring 2018"
I request the full list of these stakeholders, who engaged in consultation on Open Access transformation, in general as well as specifically on Plan S.

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider
Taunusstr 11
63526 Erlensee
Germany

EC ARES NOREPLY,

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Dear Mr Schneider,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents
dated 18/02/2019.

Please be informed that your request for access to documents concerns the
activity of Mr Robert-Jan Smits as Senior Adviser of the European
Political Strategy Center (EPSC); as you might know, Mr Robert-Jan Smits
left DG RTD in February 2018.

Our service is therefore not competent to answer to your request which
will be registered and handled by the responsible service of the
Commission, namely the EPSC. 

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
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address).
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published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours sincerely,

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN 1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Leonid Schneider <[FOI #6412 email]>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 7:41 PM
To: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: access to documents request - List of Stakeholders engaged by
Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan S in spring 2018

 

Dear Research and Innovation,

 

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:

 

Following up on the rejection of this request:

[8]https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/full...

which speaks of Mr Smits' "broad engagement with key stakeholders in
spring 2018"

I request the full list of these stakeholders, who engaged in consultation
on Open Access transformation, in general as well as specifically on Plan
S.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Leonid Schneider

Taunusstr 11

63526 Erlensee

Germany

 

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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,
thank you for confirming my FOI request.
I actually very much appreciate AskTheEU website, because it allows easy submission of FOI requests and documents the replies, so nobody can claim I made those up, like your own Mr Smits did, in public.
I do not mind my private address being published, because it is available on my site anyway, following German law of legal accountability for slander, and also so I can prove you actually received my postal address. You remember like last time you kept losing and not receiving it?
I now look forward to several delays, my address being lost again, and then eventually told that the information I asked for is secret because it is about Open Access.

Yours sincerely,

Leonid Schneider

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Dear Research and Innovation,

I would appreciate a reply to my inquiry. You made an earlier decision to reject my other inquiry (about RJ Smits-Frontiers interactions), based on your studying the list of stakeholders which I now requested. It cannot be that time-consuming to find that list again.

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider

Dear Research and Innovation,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'List of Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan S in spring 2018'.

You declared in your letter to me to hold no information about any consulted stakeholders (except of Frontiers)
Robert-Jan Smits claimed in autumn 2018 that he was advised by following publishers during preparations of Plan S: Elsevier, Springer Nature, Wiley, F1000 and Frontiers.
Evidence is video-documented:
https://twitter.com/RickyPo/status/11515...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f02cMUo9...
F1000 even confirmed.
https://twitter.com/F1000Research/status...
I now request a review of your previous information and request a list of consulted parties, with the time frame.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/list...

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider

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[1]Ares(2019)5093990 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request
- List of Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan
S in spring 2018

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Dear Mr Scheinder,

Please note that confirmatory applications should be addressed to the
Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)
BERL 7/076
B-1049 Bruxelles
or by email to: [email address].

We have therefore transferred your e-mail to the responsible service,
namely the Secretary-General of the Commission.

In addition, we would like to clarify that, as indicated in our e-mail of
20 February 2019 (please see attached), your request in question was
handled by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), and not by the
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

Kind regards,
RTD Access to documents

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Legal Support Service
ORBN 1049 Brussels/Belgium

[email address]

-----Original Message-----
From: Leonid Schneider <[FOI #6412 email]>
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 2:38 PM
To: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of access to documents request - List of
Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan S in
spring 2018

Dear Research and Innovation,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my
access to documents request 'List of Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan
Smits in preparation for Plan S in spring 2018'.

You declared in your letter to me to hold no information about any
consulted stakeholders (except of Frontiers)
Robert-Jan Smits claimed in autumn 2018 that he was advised by following
publishers during preparations of Plan S: Elsevier, Springer Nature,
Wiley, F1000 and Frontiers.
Evidence is video-documented:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
F1000 even confirmed.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
I now request a review of your previous information and request a list of
consulted parties, with the time frame.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the
Internet at this address:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider

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[1]Ares(2019)5110061 - FW: Internal review of access to documents request
- List of Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan
S in spring 2018

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 05/08/2019 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by EPSC
in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2019/1011.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 05/08/2019 (Ares(2019)5095266).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (27/08/2019). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery.
Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the external
delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)
SG.C.1
Transparency

-----Original Message-----
From: Leonid Schneider <[FOI #6412 email]>
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 2:38 PM
To: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Internal review of access to documents request - List of
Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan Smits in preparation for Plan S in
spring 2018

Dear Research and Innovation,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my
access to documents request 'List of Stakeholders engaged by Robert-Jan
Smits in preparation for Plan S in spring 2018'.

You declared in your letter to me to hold no information about any
consulted stakeholders (except of Frontiers)
Robert-Jan Smits claimed in autumn 2018 that he was advised by following
publishers during preparations of Plan S: Elsevier, Springer Nature,
Wiley, F1000 and Frontiers.
Evidence is video-documented:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
F1000 even confirmed.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...
I now request a review of your previous information and request a list of
consulted parties, with the time frame.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the
Internet at this address:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider

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[5]Ares(2019)5415107 - 1st holding reply for confirmatory applications
Gestdem 2019/1011

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Dear Sir,

 

I refer to your email of 5 August 2019, registered on 5 August 2019, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number GESTDEM 2019/1011.

 

Your confirmatory applications are currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your requests and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory requests within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 27 August 2019.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 17 September 2019.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

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[5]Ares(2019)5811423 - Your confirmatory application for access to
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Dear Mr Schneider,

 

I refer to your email of 5 August 2019, registered on the same date, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

 

I also refer to our holding reply of 27 August 2019, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15
working days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. This
extended time limit expires on 17 September 2019.

 

We have finished handling your confirmatory application, however, the
reply is now awaiting formal adoption. In this situation, I regret to
inform you that we will not be able to respond within the extended
time-limit. I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you
with a final reply within coming days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents)

 

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