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Meetings between trade officials and CSOs on the EU Mercosur Trade Deal

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Dear Trade,

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:

A list of meetings between Civil Society Organisations and the trade officials listed below on the EU Mercosur Trade Deal.

• Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, - from June 2019 to present.

• Cabinet members of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: from June 2019 to present.

• Director-General Sabine Weyand - from June 2019 to present.

• Former Commissioner Phil Hogan - from January 2019 until September 2020.

• Paolo Garzotti - head of the Latin America Unit- from September 2020 to present.

• Ms E. M. CARBALLEIRA FERNANDEZ - Deputy Head of Latin America Unit-- from January 2019 to present.

• Mr J. BAZILL Trade Affairs Officer Latin America Unit-- from January 2019 to present.

• Mr A. NICOLAJ - Senior Trade Expert Latin America Unit- from January 2019 to present.

• Ms L. BALOGOVÁ -Coordinator of negotiations of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement - from January 2019 to present.

• Matthias Jørgensen - former head of the Latin America Unit- - from January 2019 until September 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Audrey Changoe
Friends of the Earth Europe
26 rue d'Edimbourg,
1050 Brussels,
Belgium

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Trade

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 July 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 27
July 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/4729.

 

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 17
August 2021. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

 

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

[2][DG TRADE request email]

CHAR
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Trade

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Dear Madam,   

We refer to your e-mail of  26 July 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 27 July 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 of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 17 August 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted

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 07 September
2021.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

 

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

[1][DG TRADE request email]

CHAR
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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References

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Dear Trade,
I have not yet received a response to my request which is now long overdue. I would appreciate it if you could inform me when it will be possible to process this request.

Yours sincerely,

Audrey Changoe
Friends of the Earth Europe
26 rue d'Edimbourg,
1050 Brussels,
Belgium

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Trade

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Dear Mrs. Changoe,

 

Thank you very much for your e-mails concerning your request for Access to
Documents Gestdem 2021/4729 and  4655.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delayed replies to both your
requests, which is due to the many requests we have received before and
during the summer period, and the subsequent backlog.

 

We are currently working under pressure to send out any replies as soon as
possible.

 

In the case of your specific requests, please be assured that these are
currently being handled and finalised by the respective services in order
to be sent out to you any time soon!

 

In case of further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us again.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

 

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

[1][DG TRADE request email]

CHAR
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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References

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TRADE-D2-INTERNAL@ec.europa.eu, Trade

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Please, find attached the reply to your request of reference signed by Mr
Paolo Garzotti on 21 September 2021.
 

Dear TRADE,

I confirm the receipt of the attached notification and document.

Many thanks for your help with this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Audrey Changoe,

BECKERS Arnd, Trade

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Dear Mrs. Changoe,

 

Please find attached the second part of our reply to your request GESTDEM
2021/4729.

 

According to our standard operational procedure, you would have also
received the letter by registered mail. However, due to the extraordinary
health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19
epidemic, which requires all Commission’s non-critical staff to telework,
we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until
further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG TRADE request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

CHAR
1049 Brussels/Belgium

[2][DG TRADE request email]

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Make your voice heard
Conference on the Future of Europe | #TheFutureIsYours |
[4]futureu.europa.eu

 

 

 

 

 

References

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2. mailto:[DG TRADE request email]
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