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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

As there are serious questions why EU authorities should meet with George Soros, his family members and Soros funded organisations like the Open Society Foundation I would like to know:

(1) The legal rules why the EU authorities talk to Soros and organisations partially or totally funded from Soros or Soros Sub-organisations ?
(2) All appointments in detail (time/date schedule with the people who joined) who have taken place with George Soros an/or his family members.
(3) All appointments between Soros funded organisations and EU Commission members.

It seems data given on integritywatch.eu is incorrect.

Yours faithfully,

K. Zinser

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Sir,

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.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

In your e-mail of 29/04/2018, you request the following:

(1) The legal rules why the EU authorities talk to Soros and organisations partially or totally funded from Soros or Soros Sub-organisations ?
(2) All appointments in detail (time/date schedule with the people who joined) who have taken place with George Soros an/or his family members.
(3) All appointments between Soros funded organisations and EU Commission members.

Under point (1), you introduce a request under the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, namely ‘The legal rules why the EU authorities talk to Soros and organisations partially or totally funded from Soros or Soros Sub-organisations’. As this part of your request is not based on Regulation 1049/2001, it will not be addressed in the context of an access to document request.

Under points (2) and (3), the description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents, which would correspond to your request. In particular, the terms ‘family members’, as well as ‘Soros funded organisations’ do not allow the Commission services to perform the necessary search for documents falling within the scope of your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, by listing concretely the ‘family members’ and the ‘Soros funded organisations’ you refer to.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Please note also that the European Commission is not responsible for any possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request. Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours faithfully,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

European Commission
Secretariat-General
SG B.4 – Transparency
[email address]

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

re you question, ‘by listing concretely the ‘family members’ and
the ‘Soros funded organisations’’you refer to.

from what i know:
Family Members:
Soros, George
Soros, Alexander

And as Soros funded organisations i only know then
Open Society European Policy Institute and namely all its around 19 lobbyists (including their names)
and more organisations if you are aware of.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,

Unfortunately we cannot register your request or process it any further
without your postal address that is required for registering and handling
your request in line with the procedural requirements.

We therefore kindly reiterate our request to you to provide a full postal
address.

Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of
your request.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG B.4 – Transparency

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

unfortunately i get the impression you don't want to answer.
You have the address (which is very well known):

Hauptstrasse 8
88427 Bad Schussenried
Germany.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Sir,

 

We hereby inform you that your query constitutes a request for
information. Therefore, your request does not qualify as an application
for access to documents and, as result, does not fall under the scope of
Regulation (EC) No. 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents. Requests for information are
handled in accordance with the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour.

 

We understand that you request a list of all the appointments of Soros,
George and Soros, Alexander, as well as Open Society European Policy
Institute with President Juncker or the Commissioners. However, we kindly
invite you to indicate additionally the subject matter of these
appointments and the names of the lobbyists you are referring to, so as to
allow the Commission to do the necessary searches.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D45409.F767C980

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

In saying:
'...We understand that you request a list of all the appointments of Soros,
George and Soros, Alexander, as well as Open Society European Policy
Institute with President Juncker or the Commissioners. However, we kindly
invite you to indicate additionally the subject matter of these
appointments and the names of the lobbyists you are referring to, so as to
allow the Commission to do the necessary searches.'

I suppose you are going to provide these documents. Please confirm.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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3. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

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Dear Mr Zinser,

 

In order to allow the Commission to do the necessary searches, we need to
know what is the subject matter of these appointments and which are the
names of the lobbyists you are referring to.

 

Please let us know.

 

Thank you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[7][email address]

 

 

 

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