Meeting - 7th May 2020 between Gaelle Garnier and Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé (SIX: NESN), Mondelez Europe GmbH (MDLZ), FoodDrinkEurope (FoodDrinkEurope)
Rachel Cox made this access to documents request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes (hand written or electronic), notes (hand written or electronic), meeting conclusions, audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on 7th May 2020 between Gaelle Garnier and Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé (SIX: NESN), Mondelez Europe GmbH (MDLZ), FoodDrinkEurope (FoodDrinkEurope)).
In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.
If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Rachel Cox, Global Witness, Rue du Commerce 31, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Thank you for your assistance.
Yours sincerely Rachel Cox
Dear Ms Cox,
Thank you for your e-mail of 19 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 19 May 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3293.
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Dear Ms Cox,
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registered under GESTDEM 2021/3293.
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DG GROW – Access to documents team
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
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