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Olivier Hoedeman

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

- all comments provided to the Commission by stakeholders concerning incoming notifications regarding services, since March 2020.

The background for this request is as follows:
the Commission has recently started to publishing all incoming notifications regarding services (on its website https://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/imi...) and is inviting stakeholders to provide comments on these notifications. Following a previous FOI request submitted in March this year, two such comments were released to us (both from February 2020). This gave us an important insights into the functioning of the Commission's new mechanism around services notifications. We are now requesting access to comments that were received since March 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)2 893 0930
Mobile: +32 474 486545
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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 6 July 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4086.

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 28 July 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via 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 [name of the private information platform] website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the 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 that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.

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Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG  GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,


Please find the second attempt to send you documents relating to “request
to documents” as the first one failed.


Thank you for your understanding.


Kind regards,





From: GROW E1 <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:26 AM
To: ask 귪깺 <[email address]>
Cc: GROW E1 <[email address]>
Subject: Request for access to documents – GESTDEM No. 2020/4086 /
Stakeholder comments re services notifications


Please find attached document Ares(2020)3968922 from EHRENSTEIN Henning
(GROW.DDG2.E.1) dated 28/07/2020.


Please be informed, that due to the present circumstances we are not
sending paper versions of the documents via post.


Kind regards,



European Commission
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Service Policy for Consumers (GROW/E1)
N105 01/034 | B-1049 Brussels/Belgium


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