Possible interactions between Robert-Jan Smits and Frontiers

Leonid Schneider made this access to documents request to Research and Innovation

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From: Leonid Schneider

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Dear Research and Innovation,

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:

Records of any possible meetings or communications between EU special envoy Robert-Jan Smits and the scholarly publisher Frontiers Media SA, in the years 2017 and 2018.
In particular please check for any meetings, phone/video calls or emails between Mr Smits and these senior Frontiers executives:
- Kamila Markram
- Frederick (or Fred) Fenter
- Henry Markram
as well as any other Frontiers representatives.
I understand the contents of Mr Smit's work emails, phone calls and meetings might be protected. Hence I requests a summary of when such meetings took place, and which Frontiers representatives were met. Same for emails and phone calls: Just dates and names of correspondents.

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider
Postal address:
Taunusstr 11
63526 Erlensee
Germany

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[5]Ares(2018)5302000 - RE: access to documents request - Possible
interactions between Robert-Jan Smits and Frontiers

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Thank you for your e-mail of 12/10/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
12/10/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5387.

 

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Dear Mr Schneider,

 

We refer to your application of 12 October 2018, registered on the same
date under the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your request for access to documents 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 will expire today, 6
November.

 

An extended time-limit is needed as your application concerns different
services, which had to 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 will expire on 27 November 2018.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

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Dear Mr Schneider,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 12/10/2018.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
12/10/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5387.

 

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
6/11/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[11][email address]

 

[12]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,
My suspicion is that you intentionally delay releasing the information until after the implementation strategy of Plan S is announced.
Robert-Jan Smits previously said (as verified by witnesses) that he met Kamila Markram only once, at ESOF 2018 conference panel. That is not true, I found two Brussels conferences from 2017 where both spoke.
27 June 2017 https://sciencebusiness.net/events/new-w...
3 July 2017 https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/shaping...
Hence, I request that you drop the delay tactics and release the list of all occasions when RJ Smits met Frontiers representatives in 2017 and 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Leonid Schneider

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Please find attached the document Ares(2018)5777302 sent by Mr SCHULTE Reinhard on 12/11/2018 regarding your initial request GESTDEM 2018/5387.

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From: Leonid Schneider

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Dear Research and Innovation,

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 'Possible interactions between Robert-Jan Smits and Frontiers'.

The email subject lines as you released them indicate possible illegal lobbying activities from industry and maybe even institutional corruption. Frontiers business interests and their lobbyists enjoy no privacy protection here.
Please release all emails in full, including the names of all involved.
The email lists also indicates a number of emails are missing, please check again. Eg, there are replies, but the original emails which were replied to, are not listed.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

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

Yours faithfully,

Leonid Schneider

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email dated 14/11/2018 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 RTD
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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,

the deadline for your reply expired today. Please kindly release the requested information immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Leonid Schneider

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Dear Mr Schneider,

 

I refer to your e-mail of 14 November 2018, registered on the 14 November
2018, 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.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements we need to carry out
a full analysis of your request in order to take a final decision and,
therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 5 December 2018.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 7 January 2019.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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