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Marius Münstermann

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:

minutes/protocols of the following meetings of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski with the following organisations and/or self-employed individuals:

a) European Carbon Farmers Sp. z o.o. (ECF) on 19/06/2023 in Warsaw, Poland (subject: "Climate Neutral and Nature Positive Agriculture; EU Soil Health; Carbon farming")

b) Grupa Azoty Spółka Akcyjna (Grupa Azoty S.A.)
YARA BELGIUM S.A. (YARA BELGIUM S.A.)
Fertilizers Europe
on 19/10/2022 (subject: "Upcoming communication about fertilizers")

c) CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA) in Sibenik, Croatia on 13/10/2022 (Subject: "High-level exchange on what advanced machinery and solutions can bring for Agriculture")

d) Deutscher Bauernverband (DBV)
Bayerischer Gärtnerei-Verband e.V. (BGV)
Landesvereinigung für den ökologischen landbau in Bayern e.V. (LVÖ Bayern e.V.)
Verband Deutscher Hopfenpflanzer e.V. (VDH)
Bundesverband Deutscher Milchviehhalter e.V. (BDM e.V.)
Fränkischer Weinbauverband e. V. (FWV)
on 06/07/2022 in Brussels (Meeting with Bavarian Minister Kaniber and Huml and with representatives of the Bavarian agricultural sector)

e) FoodDrinkEurope (FoodDrinkEurope) on 25/05/2022 (subject: "Current crisis in Ukraine and the impact for the food and drink supply")

f) Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. (Helmholtz)
Stichting Wageningen Research (WR)
ALIANZA 4-UNIVERSIDADES (A4U)
on 23/05/2022 (subject: "Ukraine-Crisis impacts on food security: tackling the short-term shock in view of the larger threats of the Climate- and Biodiversity-Crises")

g) Syngenta Crop Protection AG
CropLife Europe
on 05/05/2022 (subject: "Ukraine and Food Security")

h) Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (Coldiretti) on 30/03/2022 (subject: "Implementation of the CAP, the general market situation and EU policy strategies on the agro-food sector")

Yours faithfully,

Marius Münstermann

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are writing to you concerning your request for access to documents sent
on 28/06/2023 and registered on 28/06/2023 under case number 2023/3668.

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Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

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Marius Münstermann

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

my postal address is

Marius Münstermann
Fischerplatz 12
37688 Beverungen
Germany

Yours faithfully,

Marius Münstermann

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 28/06/2023 and registered on 28/06/2023 under the case number
2023/3668.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 19/07/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

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AGRI-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Hello,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 28.06.2023 under case number 2023/3668.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 19.07.2023.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 09.08.2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

AGRI ATD team

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    Reply PD redacted 2023 3668 M NSTERMANN.pdf

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    List of identified documents and type of disclosure.pdf

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    4.MINUTES Meeting of Commissioner Wojciechowski with Croplife Europe on Ukraine and Food Security.pdf

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    3.1 Minutes MEETING with German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv on Ukraine Crisis impacts on food security.pdf

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    2.MINUTES Meeting between Commissioner Wojciechowski and Food Drink Europe 25 05 2022.pdf

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    5.Minutes Meeting between Commissioner Wojciechowski and Coldiretti 30 03 2022.pdf

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    1.Minutes Meeting of Commissioner Wojciechowski and Bavarian politicians and stakeholders on 06 07 22.pdf

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