under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, we are requesting the following documents:
- a list of meetings of DG officials/representatives (excluding the European Commissioner, his Cabinet and the Director-General) and interest representatives (including companies, consultancies and law firms, trade/business/professional associations, think tanks and NGOs) between December 1st 2014 and today.
We would like the list to include the following information:
the date of the meeting,
which companies/organisations were present at the meeting,
names of the lobbyist(s) that were present,
the sector they represented (business, NGOs, academia, think tanks),
the name and job title of the European Commission officials that were present (e.g. head of unit, etc.),
the issues discussed, if possible in sufficient detail so as to identify the dossiers or policy initiatives covered.
We are requesting a list in order to avoid submitting a much broader request for minutes and other reports of meetings with interest representatives, which could require a large amount of effort from the Commission's side. In our view there is clearly a high public interest in transparency over the Commission's interactions with outside interest groups.
Thank you in advance.
Nicola Freeman, on behalf of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)
Helen Darbishire (Access Info Europe)
Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,
Further to my request, please note that my postal address is:
Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, B-1050 Brussels