Dear DG Trade,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all communication, including emails, and documents (agenda, minutes, list of participants, etc) related to the meeting between Cristina Rueda Catry and ACEA on 17th December 2019.
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Dear Ms Verheecke,
Thank you for your e-mail which we received yesterday. We hereby
acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
registered under reference number GestDem 2020/0324.
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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 7
February 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
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DG Trade Access to Documents Team
Dear Ms Verheecke,
We refer to your Access to Document requests both registered on 17 January
2020 under GestDem Reference number 2020/0323 and 2020/0324.
Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload of a high number of requests, we will not be in a position to
complete the handling of your applications within the time limit of 15
working days that is expiring today.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 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 28 February
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to Documents Team
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/0324.
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].
TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
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