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Meetings of DG GROW staff or Commissioner Bienkowska and her cabinet with short term rental organisations

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From: Erik Wesselius

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

1) a list of meetings that Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, members of her cabinet or representatives of DG GROW had between 1 June 2017 and today with the European Holiday Home Association, HomeAway, WIMDU or Interhome, insofar as these meetings concerned future regulation in the EU of short-term rental, including guidelines developed by the Commission or under development.

2) minutes and any other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence, including emails, (from 1 June 2017 till today) between the parties and on the topic stated above).

In case my description is not sufficiently precise, I hereby would like to ask you to assist me in further clarifying the application according to regulation 1049/01 article 6.2.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 working days, according to the regulation.

Best regards,

Yours faithfully,

Erik Wesselius
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
B-1050 Brussels

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22/12/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 09/01/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/0222.

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 31/01/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22/12/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10/01/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/0222.

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 31/01/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Wesselius,

Subject:      Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2018/0222

We refer to your e-mail dated 22/12/2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 10/01/2018 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 31/01/2018.

An extended time limit is needed as your 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 21/02/2018.

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

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

 

 

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Dear Mr Wesselius,

We refer to your e-mail dated 10/01/2018 in which you request access to
documents.

With regard to GestDem 2018/0222, handled by DG GROW, your application is
currently being handled.

However, we are not in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the extended time limit of 15 working days, which
expires today (21/02/2018).

The reply to your application is almost ready and should be sent to you in
the coming days.

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

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

 

 

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From: Erik Wesselius

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

In your response of 21 February you wrote

"However, we are not in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the extended time limit of 15 working days, which
expires today (21/02/2018).

The reply to your application is almost ready and should be sent to you in
the coming days."

Since then almost a month has passed without any news from your side.

I'd appreciate if you let me know when I can expect a substantial reply to my request.

With kind regards,

Erik Wesselius

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Wesselius,

Thank you for your message and sincere apologies for the absence of a follow up. Please be reassured that we are dealing with your application and that we expect to be able to send you the reply to your request by the end of next week.

We thank you once again for your understanding.

With best regards,

Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
A1/ Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Wesselius,
 
Please find attached an advance copy of a letter signed by Ms Lowri Evans.

Best regards,
 
European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 
Unit E1 – Services Policy for Consumers
N105 1/017
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel: +32 229-60531
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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS would like to recall the message, "Consultation pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2018/0222".

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