Dear DG Environment,
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:
All documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts, recordings and minutes/notes) relating to the meetings listed below:
1. Between Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Florika FinkHooijer, Director General on 13/10/2021
2. Between Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and Rozalina Petrova, Cabinet member of Virginijus Sinkevičius on 06/05/2020
I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.
1 Long Lane
GESTDEM 2022/2617 - Acknowledgement of receipt: access to documents
request - Meetings between DG ENV and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA on Green Deal
and Circular Economy - Ares(2022)3547387 (Please use this link only if
you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes
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Dear Ms Ms Döring,
Please find attached a holding reply to your above-mentioned access to
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Sustainable Chemicals unit
Unit B.2 – Safe and Sustainable Chemicals
Dear Ms Döring,
Please accept our apologies for the delay in the handling of your
application, registered under reference number GestDem 2022/2617.
We are not able to respond within the extended time-limit, as the
consultations necessary for the disclosure of the documents have not been
Please be assured that we are handling your application with priority and
we will do our utmost to provide you with the final reply in the coming
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused by this
Safe and Sustainable Chemicals unit
Unit B.2 – Safe and Sustainable Chemicals
Please find attached the reply to your above-mentioned access to documents
May we ask you please to acknowledge the receipt of these replies by reply
to this e-mail within five working days?
We would like to apologise for the delay and the inconvenience this may
Unit B.2 – Sustainable Chemicals