Phil Hogan's cabinet meetings with religious lobbyists

Álvaro Merino made this access to documents request to Agriculture and Rural Development

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From: Álvaro Merino


Dear DG Agriculture and Rural 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 all lobby meetings held by the commissioner in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, or any other member of its Cabinet with any organisations representing churches and/or religious communities since 2014 onwards, including all emails, minutes, reports or any other briefing papers related to all those meetings.

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino
Calle Ricardo Ortiz 61 , 1B.
28017 Madrid.

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Agriculture and Rural Development

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 13 March 2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 14 March 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/1554.

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Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit I.3
L130 7/96
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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