Meetings between DG FISMA and lobbyists

Nicola Freeman made this access to documents request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

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From: Nicola Freeman

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

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 Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)officials/representatives (excluding the European Commissioner, his Cabinet and the director-General) and interest representatives (including companies, onsultancies 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.),
and also 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.
One of the ALTER-EU member organisations received a similar list of such meetings from DG MARKT in the summer of 014.[1]

There is clearly a high public interest in transparency over the Commission's interactions with outside interest groups.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Freeman, on behalf of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) and Olivier Hoedeman, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

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1: List of meetings released to Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), July 16 2014:
http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/1266/...

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Sent request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union again, using a new contact address.

Sent request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union again, using a new contact address.

Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Mrs Freeman,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.
Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:

http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/332

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From: Nicola Freeman

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Dear Carlos Remis,

The postal address is:
Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)
Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Freeman, on behalf of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) and Olivier Hoedeman, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/07/2015. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 21/07/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/3846.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 12/08/2015.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/332

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[1]Ares(2015)3375597 - RE: access to information request - Meetings
between DG FISMA and lobbyists GESTDEM 2015/3846

Sent by FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS <[email address]>. All
responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par FISMA ACCES DOCUMENTS <[email address]> .
Toutes les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms. Freeman,

Thank you for your request for access to documents registered on 22/7/2015
under the GESTDEM NUMBER 2015/3846.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days. An extended time limit is needed as your
application requires searching for the document requested in order to
answer your question.

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 2/9/2015.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours sincerely,
Didier Boulouque

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union
Unit 02 "Inter-institutional Relations, planning and stakeholders'
relations"
1049 Brussels, Belgium

Office: SPA2 06/103, tel: +00.32.2.29.50814
Email: [email address]
Web: [2]http://ec.europa.eu/finance

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[5]Ares(2015)3623009 - FW: access to information request - Meetings
between DG FISMA and lobbyists GestDem No 2015/3846

Sent by BOULOUQUE Didier (FISMA) <[email address]>. All
responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par BOULOUQUE Didier (FISMA) <[email address]> .
Toutes les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms Freeman,

Subject:  Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2015/3846

 

I refer to your application. Due to a technical problem, you will receive
our answer tomorrow.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Didier Boulouque

 

 

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union

Unit 02 "Inter-institutional Relations, planning and stakeholders'
relations"

1049 Brussels, Belgium

 

Office: SPA2 07/68, tel: +00.32.2.29.50814

Email: [6][email address]

Web: [7]http://ec.europa.eu/finance

 

 

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Dear Ms Freeman,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2015/3846

We refer to your email dated 16 July 2015 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 22 July 2015 under the above mentioned reference number.
Your application concerns the following document:

- a list of meetings of Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)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 have prepared for your attention the most exhaustive table possible of meetings with officials of DG FISMA (from 1st December 2014 to 16 July 2015). This table contains 456 meetings which were held in our Directorate General. The preparation of this table has represented a considerable work for our Directorate General.

The document to which you have requested access contains personal data, in particular names of civil servants of DG FISMA above the level of Director and names of visitors. These have been erased.

Pursuant to Article 4(1) (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, access to a document has to be refused if its disclosure would undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity of the individual, in particular in accordance with Community legislation regarding the protection of personal data. The applicable legislation in this field is Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data .

When access is requested to documents containing personal data, Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 becomes fully applicable .
According to Article 9(1) of this Regulation and unless the conditions of Article 9(6) of the Regulation are met, personal data shall only be transferred to recipients, other than Community institutions and bodies, which are not subject to national law adopted pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC, if an adequate level of protection is ensured in the country of the recipient or within the recipient international organisation and the data are transferred solely to allow tasks covered by the competence of the controller to be carried out.
We consider that, with the information available, the fulfilment of these conditions has not been established. Therefore, we are disclosing the documents requested expunged from this personal data.

In case you would disagree with the assessment that the expunged data are personal data which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate under the rules of personal data protection, you are entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, to make a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position.

Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
European Commission
Secretary-General
Transparency unit SG-B-4
BERL 5/327
B-1049 Bruxelles
or by email to: [DG FISMA request email]

Yours sincerely,

Eric Ducoulombier
Acting Head of Unit

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From: Nicola Freeman

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Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

Thank you very much for the list you have disclosed under my access to EU documents request.

It would be great if you could please answer my only question about the PDF in order to understand it more clearly:

Between meetings 11 and 12 of the first page there is a 'floating' row that reads "GUERSENT Olivier; MERLIN Martin; Assistant 1;" under INTERNAL PARTICIPANT column. Does this row refer to meeting 11 or meeting 12?

And is this the same with all such 'floating' rows (eg does this 'floating' row always relate to the meeting above, or the one below ... see between meetings 23 and 24, 26 and 27, 42 and 43, etc etc)?

If the document had lines, it would be easier to read :) In any case, thank you for the document!

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Freeman

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Dear Ms Freeman,
 
You will receive the answer to your question next week.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Didier Boulouque
 
 
 
 
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union
Unit 02 "Inter-institutional Relations, planning and stakeholders'
relations"
1049 Brussels, Belgium
 
Office: SPA2 07/68, tel: +00.32.2.29.50814
Email: [1][email address]
Web: [2]http://ec.europa.eu/finance
 
 
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Dear Ms. Freeman,

 

Please find attached the amended document.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Didier Boulouque

 

 

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union

Unit 02 "Inter-institutional Relations, planning and stakeholders'
relations"

1049 Brussels, Belgium

 

Office: SPA2 07/68, tel: +00.32.2.29.50814

Email: [1][email address]

Web: [2]http://ec.europa.eu/finance

 

 

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