Meetings with Facebook

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Margarida da Silva

Dear International Cooperation and Development,

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 lobby meetings held by DG DEVCO with Facebook or its intermediaries. The list should include: date, individuals attending + organisational affiliation, the issues discussed;
- minutes and other reports of these meetings;
- all correspondence (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between DG DEVCO (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Facebook or any intermediaries representing its interests.

Yours faithfully,
Margarida da Silva
CEO
Rue d' Edimbourg 26
Bruxelles

International Cooperation and Development

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Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 25/04/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
26/04/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/2340.

 

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European Commission

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International Cooperation and Development

Dear Ms da Silva,

As per your request for access to documents, I can confirm that to the best of our knowledge there were no meetings between DEVCO colleagues and Facebook on lobbying grounds, at least since I arrived at DEVCO on 1 September 2015.

Best regards,
Aurelie Valtat

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Aurelie Valtat
Team Leader for Digital Presence & Internal Communication

European Commission
EuropeAid - International Cooperation and Development
Communication and Transparency Unit
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium
+32 2 298 76 64
+32 493 44 82 08
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Dear Mr da Silva,

 

Please find attached the reply of Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director General
DEVCO, concerning your e-mail dated on 25 April 2018.

Best regards

 

Secretariat

DEVCO 02

Communication