Dear European Parliament,

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 meeting listed below:

1. Between Nils Torvalds and Cefic on the 1st October 2020

2. Between Nils Torvalds and Cembureau on the 25th May 2020

3. Between Nils Torvalds and BusinessEurope on the 6th March 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.

Yours faithfully,

Venetia Roxburgh
40 Bermondsey Street
London

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Our reference: A(2020)11746 – acknowledgement of receipt

 

 

Dear Ms Roxburgh,

 

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application
for public access to documents, which was registered on 21 October 2020,
under the reference A(2020)11746.

 

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with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access
to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents. In accordance
with that Regulation, your application will be handled within 15 working
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Kind regards,

 

 

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European Parliament
Directorate-General for the
Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional
Affairs and Legislative Coordination
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Our reference: A(2020)11745, 11746, 11747, 11857, 11859

 

 

Dear Ms Roxburgh,

 

Parliament has registered, on 21 and 23 October 2020, several
applications, under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, for public access to
documents related to the meetings of certain Members of the European
Parliament (MEPs) with various interest representatives.

 

Initially, Parliament would like to inform you that Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001
([1]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...),
in accordance with Article 2(3) thereof, only applies to documents held by
an institution, that is to say, documents drawn up or received by it and
in its possession. Furthermore, in accordance with Rule 122(2) of the
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
([2]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/doc...),
documents drawn up by individual MEPs are Parliament documents for the
purposes of access to documents only if they are tabled in accordance with
those Rules. This means that any documents related to the private meetings
of MEPs, such as those you have indicated in your applications, that are
held by MEPs (and not by Parliament) do not fall within the scope of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. Therefore, Parliament is not in a position
to provide public access to such documents.

 

Parliament does, however, hold limited information provided by the MEPs
with regard to the meetings you have listed in your applications, which is
also published on Parliament's website, namely meetings between:

 

1.Michal Wiezik and Cefic of 11 September 2020
([3]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1...

meeting that took place virtually concerned the Renewable Energy Directive
(RED II)

 

2. Nils Torvalds and Cefic of 1 October 2020
([4]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1...

meeting via a video call concerned the proposal on EU Climate Law
(2020/0036(COD))

 

3. Nils Torvalds and Cembureau of 25 May 2020:

meeting via a video call concerned the European Green Deal,
decarbonisation of cement industry, Climate Law, circular economy and
carbon border adjustment mechanisms

 

4. Nils Torvalds and BusinessEurope of 6 March 2020:

meeting that took place at rue de Trèves 20 concerned energy and climate
as well as circular economy

 

5. Peter Liese and VCI and Cefic of 2 October 2020
([5]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1...

meeting via a phone call concerned Climate Law

 

6. Peter Liese and BDI/BDA of 22 September 2020:

meeting via WebEX concerned the German EU-business circle

 

7. Damien Carême and Cemburea of 21 September 2020
([6]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/1...

meeting that took place remotely concerned the carbon border tax

 

8. Damien Carême and ArcelorMittal of 29 January 2020:

meeting that took place in Brussels concerned projects regarding
decarbonisation and the European Green Deal

 

Parliament would also like to use this opportunity to draw your attention
to the Transparency Register
[7]https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregiste...) where you
can find further information with regard to the registered interest
representatives.

 

On this basis, Parliament considers your applications as handled and the
files closed. Should you have a new request for specific Parliament
documents, please do not hesitate to come back to us.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[8]cid:image001.png@01D58B31.E2CF1C20 TRANSPARENCY UNIT

 
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional
Affairs and Legislative Coordination
[9][email address]
[10]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

 

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