Pierre Moscovici's cabinet meetings with religious lobbyists

Álvaro Merino made this access to documents request to Taxation and Customs Union

Taxation and Customs Union did not have the information requested.

From: Álvaro Merino

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Dear DG TAXUD,

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 Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici, 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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Taxation and Customs Union

Dear Sir,

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your email of 18/03/2019 registered on 19/03/2019 under the reference number GESTDEM 2019/1644.

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: 09/04/2019. If this deadline 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 third-party 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.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

TAXUD ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

TAXUD ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)2421572 (TAXUD) dated 05/04/2019.

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From: Álvaro Merino

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Dear Taxation and Customs Union,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Pierre Moscovici's cabinet meetings with religious lobbyists'.

In the answer to my request it was stated the following: "Neither the Commissioner, nor members of the Cabinet had meetings with lobbyists representing churches and/or religious communities to discuss topics within the remit of his portfolio". Because of that, I would like to know if the Commissioner or any member of his Cabinet had meetings with lobbyists representing churches and/or religious communities to discuss topics OUT of the remit of his portfolio.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/pier...

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino

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Dear Álvaro Merino,
Thank you for your email dated 5 April 2019, by which you request,
pursuant to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents, a review of the position
taken by DG TAXUD in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2019/1644.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 05/04/2019 (Ares(2019)2427702).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (02/05/2019). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.
Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact
phone number (by email to [email address]), so that the external
delivery service can contact you in case of absence.
Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service.
 
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents
Office address CHAR 03/021
Tel. +32 2 295 63 26
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Dear Mr Merino,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 17/03/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 18/03/2019 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 expired on 08/04/2019.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
held by different Service 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 03/05/2019.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

 

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Dear Mr Merino,

 

Please find attached the advanced copy of the reply to your application
for access to documents under Gestdem nr 2019/1614.

Please note that the original reply has been sent today by registered
letter with acknowledgment of receipt.

 

Thank you and kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

 

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Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2019/1644

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Dear Mr Merino,

 

I refer to your email of 5 April 2019, registered on the same day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 2 May 2019. Consequently, we have to
extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance with Article
8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline expires on 24 May
2019.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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Dear Mr Merino,

 

I refer to your email of 5 April 2019, registered on the same day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents (‘Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001’).

I also refer to our holding reply of 2 May 2019, by which the time limit
for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expires on  24 May 2019.

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit. The draft confirmatory decision is waiting for
the approval of our hierarchy. I can assure you that we are doing our
utmost to provide you with a final reply in the coming days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents)

 

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From: Álvaro Merino

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Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

My request is long overdue, since I the las time limit experied on May 24.

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino

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Taxation and Customs Union

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your requests for access to documents registered under
Gestdem numbers 2019/1644 and 2019/1646, adopted on 27/05/2019.

 

Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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