Meetings with US agribusiness associations

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Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the information listed below:

Information requested: Names of attendees at all meetings; names of organisations they represented; agendas from the meetings; minutes of meetings; details of the locations of meetings; presentation slides used, and any other materials shared or used (e.g. briefings, leaflets), including in preparation and after the meetings took place; names and organisations of any speakers or external guests for the following:

Meetings:
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) on 1st June 2021, with Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member) and Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
- AmCham EU on 27th January 2021 with Asger CHRISTENSEN

AND

On the topic of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork, the Biodiversity Strategy, or Sustainable Use Directive, all correspondence with, including emails which mention, and any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document received from (or representatives from), any of the following organisations during the years 2020-present. This includes inter-institutional correspondence, correspondence with Member States’ authorities and their Permanent Representations as well as correspondence with third parties.
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On the topic of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork, the Biodiversity Strategy, or Sustainable Use Directive, all agendas and minutes of meetings; attendees of meetings; details of the locations of meetings; presentation slides used, and any other materials shared or used (e.g. briefings, leaflets), including in preparation and after the meetings took place, with any of the following organisations during the years 2020-present.

Organisations:
- Hume Brophy
- US Sustainability Alliance
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham)
- American European Community Association
- US Chamber of Commerce

We are not asking for submissions to public consultations.

I would like to receive this information electronically.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.

My address is:
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
[ADDRESS REDACTED]

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

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me.

With thanks,
Clare Carlile

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Dear  Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail  of 24 August 2022. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 25 August 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4809.

 

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 15
September 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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Dear Ms Carlile,

Herewith, please find attached a holding reply in relation to the above-mentioned access to documents request.

Kind regards,

DG Environment, Unit ENV.01

Dear ENV 01 ARES,

Many thanks for letting me know. I look forward to receiving your response before October 6.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Carlile

Dear ENV 01 ARES,

As per your holding request, information was due to be supplied by 6th October. Please could you update me as to the status of this request?

Would it be possible to share the information already collected now, even if further documents must be supplied at a later date?

Yours sincerely,

Clare Carlile

Dear ENV 01 ARES,

I am waiting to receive a response from you about the status of this request. An update would be much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Carlile

Dear ENV 01 ARES,

Please could you provide an update on the status of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Carlile