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Lobby meetings/correspondence on Plastics and Circular Economy

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Dear European Parliament,

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:

For the period between 01 July 2017 and 30 June 2019:
- a list of all lobby meetings held by any rapporteur and/or shadow rapporteurs on the committees responsible for legislation 2018/0172(COD) - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - including MEPs Frederique Ries, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Massimo Paolucci, Mark Demesmaeker, Lynn Boylan, Margrete Auken, Piernicola Pedicini, Barbara Kappel and Bronis Ropé.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;

- all minutes and other reports of these meetings;

- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between any rapporteur and/or shadow rapporteur on the committees responsible for legislation 2018/0172(COD) (as outlined above) and any lobby group and/or industry representative;
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings and/or exchanged during the course of the meetings.

I kindly request a prompt acknowledgement of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini
IRPI
via Cordusio 4,
20123
Milano (Italy)

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini

AccesDocs, European Parliament

1 Attachment

Our reference: A(2020)2805

 

 

Dear Mr. Civillini,

 

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application
for public access to documents, which was registered on 02/03/2020.

 

All requests for public access to documents are treated in compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

 

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be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request.

 

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Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and the European Parliament’s implementing
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Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

 
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[1][European Parliament request email]
[2]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

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AccesDocs, European Parliament

1 Attachment

Our reference: A(2020)2805

 

 

Dear Mr Civillini,

 

Further to your application seeking public access to documents concerning
all lobby meetings, for the period between 01 July 2017 and 30 June 201,
held by any rapporteur and/or shadow rapporteurs on the committees
responsible for legislation 2018/0172(COD) - Reduction of the impact of
certain plastic products on the environment, Parliament informs you that
the only document that has been identified is the list of entities or
persons from whom the rapporteur has received input and that was provided
on a voluntary basis by the rapporteur appointed on this file ( Ms
Frédérique Ries MEP). This list is included as an annex at the end of the
draft report (page 40) that you can find via this link:

[1]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...

 

We also invite you to visit the Transparency Register. For your
convenience, we have made a search and we have obtained the following
result in which you can see which interest groups have listed “plastic”
among their lobbying activities:

[2]https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregiste...

 

In addition, please be informed that the scope of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, as defined in its Article 2(3), extends only to documents held
by an institution, that is to say, documents drawn up or received by it
and in its possession. You can find Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 here:

[3]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

 

The documents that might have been generated by the organisation of the
meetings to which you make reference in your application are not
Parliament documents within the meaning of Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC)
No 1049/2001 since they are not documents hold by Parliament. More in
detail, please note that there is indeed an organic separation between the
public mandatories (MEPs) and the European Parliament itself. According to
Rule 122(2) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure "[...] documents drawn up
by individual Members or political groups are Parliament documents for the
purposes of access to documents only if they are tabled in accordance with
the Rules of Procedure". You can find the Rules of Procedure here:

[4]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...

 

Under the light of these provisions, as far as Parliament is concerned,
please note that only documents held by the institution (Parliament's
documents) can be subject to request for public access. Therefore,
documents generated by the individual MEPs or the political groups, using
their professional Parliament mailbox, or other means, for the
organisation of the meetings to which you refer in your application,
cannot be considered as Parliament documents for the purpose of applying
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 since they remain in the political sphere of
the individual MEPs and political groups that generate them. Parliament
has thus not been able to identify any documents concerning the
organisation of the meetings to which you refer between the MEPs concerned
and third parties.

 

On this basis, Parliament considers your application as handled and the
file closed. Should you have any new requests for specific Parliament
documents, please do not hesitate to come back to us.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

 
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[5][European Parliament request email]
[6]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

 

 

References

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1. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...
2. https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregiste...
3. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
4. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...
5. mailto:[European Parliament request email]
6. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

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