Meetings with Facebook

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From: Margarida da Silva

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Dear Taxation and Customs Union,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents covering the period from November 2014 to April 2018 which contain the following information:

- a list of all lobby meetings held by this DG with Facebook or its intermediaries. The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings;
- all correspondence, including attachements (i.e. any emails, correspondence or telephone call notes) between this DG (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Facebook or any intermediaries representing its interests; and
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meeting and/or exchanged during the course of the meeting.

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva
Rue d'edimbourg 26
Belgique

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Taxation and Customs Union

Dear Madam,

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your email of 24/03/2019 registered on 25/03/2019 under the reference number GESTDEM 2019/1805.

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days: 15/04/2019. If this deadline needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

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Taxation and Customs Union

Dear Madam,

We refer to your request dated 24 March 2019 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 25 March 2019 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 15 April 2019.

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 13 May 2019. We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

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