Dear European Parliament,
By virtue of the right of access to documents of the EU Treaties, as laid down in Regulation 1049/2001, I hereby request the following Single-use plastics and fishing gear Directive, 2018/0172(COD), trilogue related documents:
- Trilogue documents (the four-column documents), in-house communications, briefings, minutes, notes and reports produced;
- A list of all lobby meetings (including phone calls, conference calls etc) held by MEPs, especially those with a relevant role in this file, or the Secretariat-General from May 2018 until July 2019 where single-use plastics, as well as plastic packaging commitments, were discussed.
- The list should include the names of the individuals and organisations participating; the date; and any minutes/notes produced.
- A document with all public consultation responses (if possible with the public details of the respondents).
These documents would allow me to carry out the academic research I am conducting on trilogues.
Please provide all responses electronically to my email.
Our reference: EP(2021)012498 – acknowledgement of receipt
Dear Ms Rodriguez,
The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application
for public access to documents, which was registered on 05/05/2021.
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Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
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Our reference: EP(2021)012498
Dear Ms Rodriguez,
On 05 May, Parliament registered your application seeking public access to
all documents concerning trilogues, lobby meetings and public consultation
responses with regard to procedure 2018/0172(COD).
As a preliminary remark, Parliament draws your attention to the fact that
the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, as defined in its Article 2(3),
extends only to documents held by an institution, whereas it does not
cover the broader concept of information. Information may be distinguished
from a document, in particular, as far as it is defined as a data element
that may appear in one or multiple documents.
In addition, please be aware that only documents held by the institution
(Parliament's documents) can be subject to applications for public access.
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 122(2) of
Parliament's Rules of Procedure, this is notably not the case for
documents drawn up by individual MEPs, for example in the context of
meetings with lobbyists.
With regard to lobby meetings, Parliament has identified the list of
entities or persons from whom the rapporteur has received input and that
was provided on a voluntary basis by the rapporteur in question (Ms
Frédérique Ries). This list is included as an annex to the draft report
(page 40), which you can find here.
The available trilogue documents concerning the procedure in question can
be found on the Public Register of Documents here. If you would like to
search the register with regard to other procedures, you may use the
register reference NEGO_CT(yyyy)xxxx, using the appropriate year and
As far as the relevant public consultation is concerned, please be aware
that this has been carried out by the European Commission, who would have
received the relevant responses. For your convenience, you may find
documents relevant to the process leading up to the adoption of the
Commission proposal, including feedback received by the Commission,
On this basis, Parliament considers your application as handled and the
file closed. Should you have any further requests for specific Parliament
documents, please do not hesitate to come back to us.
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative Coordination
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