Dear Taxation and Customs Union,
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 CEMBUREAU and Gerassimos Thomas, DirectorGeneral on the 23rd July 2021
2. Between CEMBUREAU and Gerassimos Thomas, DirectorGeneral on the 15th June 2021
3. Between CEMBUREAU and Gerassimos Thomas, DirectorGeneral on the 23rd February 2021
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
Thank you for your request of 06/12/2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 06/12/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/7755.
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 05/01/2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Access to Documents Team
We refer to your request dated 06/12/2021 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 06/12/2021 under the above mentioned reference number.
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling by 05/01/2022.
An extended time limit for more in-depth investigations is needed in order to complete our assessment on the possibility for the public disclosure of the documents requested.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents and we will do our utmost to provide you with a reply by 26/01/2022.
Be informed that the Commission has taken precautionary measures at containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to reduce the risk of infection of our staff while ensuring business continuity. Since 16 March 2020, all colleagues in non-critical functions are teleworking. This will have an effect on (physical) search of documents and internal/external consultations. As a consequence, the procedure to handle your application may take longer than foreseen.
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
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