Stakeholder contacts on EU investment policy

Pia Eberhardt made this access to documents request to Trade

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Madams & Sirs,

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:

1) a list of meetings of DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of individual companies and/or industry federations such as BusinessEurope, the European Services Forum (ESF), the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and/or law firms such as Freshfields, White & Case, Herbert Smith and Sidley, in which the EU's foreign investment policy, including the EU-US and EU-Canada investment policy was discussed (since 1 January 2014);

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence (including emails) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of companies, business associations and law firms, in which the EU's foreign investment policy, including the EU-US and EU-Canada investment policy was discussed (since 1 January 2014).

Please note that this request does not relate to the contributions to the Commission's ongoing consultation on ISDS in TTIP, via the respective online tool (as these contributions will be made public anyways).

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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[Subject only] RE: access to information request - Stakeholder contacts on EU investment policy

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

This is a reminder (following the email of July 11) to send us your postal address as pending your reply, your request is not registered and thus not treated.

Kind regards,
DG Trade

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Trade (TRADE),

my apologies for the late response, I was on holidays.

I will email you my postal address - which is the same as in all other previous access to documents requests - in a separate email.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,

Your request for access to documents has been registered with ref number GestDem 2014/3817. This message is an acknowledgement of receipt.
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a reply within 15 working days (16/09/2014).

Yours faithfully,

DG Trade
European Commission

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Madams & Sirs,

as the deadline of your response to my access to documetns request has long passed (16/09) and as I haven't heard anything from you since August, would you be so kind to update me on the status of my request? When can I expect a response?

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,

We have send a messages informing that we will need more time to deal with your requests, that were undelivered.
I hope to give you clear indications of the dates you will receive the replies to both of your requests, by the end of this week.

Kind regards,
Indre

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Dear Pia,

We have send a messages informing that we will need more time to deal with your requests, that were undelivered.
I hope to give you clear indications of the dates you will receive the replies to both of your requests, by the end of this week.

Kind regards,
Indre

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre,

could you please update me on the status of this request? Thank you!

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,

We have send you a reply to this request on 21/10/2014. I attach it again for your convenience.
Kind regards,
Indre

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Dear Pia,

We have this outstanding request 2014/3817, that is being finalised by the unit and should be put in circulation for the approval of our hierarchy shortly. I hope you will receive a reply before the end of the month or earlier.

Kind regards,
Indre

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre (TRADE),

thank you for the update. Got the information now and am looking forward to receiving a response in November.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,

The reply to your request is in circulation for approval of our hierarchy. I see that we will not be able to send you a reply by the end of this month as originally planned. I hope you can receive a reply in the first half of December.

Kind regards,
Indre
DG Trade

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Dear Pia,

The reply to your request is in circulation for approval of our hierarchy. It contains over 30 documents. I see that we will not be able to send you a reply by the end of this month as originally planned. You should receive a reply by 16 January 2015.

Apologies for delay and any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,
DG Trade

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Dear Pia,

We are still facing some delays, we hope to send you a reply before the end of the month.

Kind regards,
Indre

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre,

as we are approaching mid-February, I was wondering whether I can count with the documents any time soon (as you have been writing to me that I will receive them by the end of the month since November last year). I would be grateful for an update, including an exact deadline, which I can really rely on. Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre,

can you please respond to my question from February and update me on the status of this request?

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

The reply to the request 2014/3817 is in circulation in the DG for its finalization. Once this reply is signed and the material to be shared agreed, we will proceed sending you the reply to the request 6024.I expect it to take another week.
We apologize for the time that this is taking but the quantity of documents to identify and assess was copious.
Please note that my colleague Indre does no longer work for Access to documents.

Best,
Laura

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Laura,
dear Madams & Sirs,

as two weeks have passed since I last heard from you and you suggested that the response to my request would be sent last week, I was wondering if you could please send me another update, including an exact date for when I can expect the publication of documents.

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,
The file 2015/3817 is still being finalized. We are facing a problem in the management of the AtD requests due to the huge number of requests received lately.
Your file is one of the priorities, being the deadline already expired. I hope you will receive it by next week but with the Easter break approaching and the permanency in the DG I am not able to give you the exact date.
Feel free to contact me for any further information.

Laura

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Madams and Sirs,

by online form dated 9 July 2014, Corporate Europe Observatory requested access, on the basis of Regulation 1049/2001 and the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, to a list of stakeholder
meetings, which DG Trade officials held to discuss EU investment policy, between 1 January and 9 July 2014. We also requested related minutes and correspondence.

By online form of 26 August 2014, DG Trade informed CEO that the application was correctly registered and would be dealt with within 15 working days.

After that date, six messages were sent to CEO (the latest on 25 March 2015) in which the Commission consistently promised a timely reply to CEO.

To date, notwithstanding the expiration of all the time limits set by Regulation 1049/2001 and several assurances of imminent decision on access, the European Commission has neither granted access to
the requested document nor has it written to CEO denying total or partial access thereto.

In these circumstances, CEO requests to the Commission to reply to its application of 9 July 2014 by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 (so, two weeks from now).

Otherwise CEO may activate the procedure laid down in Article 7(4)of Regulation 1049/2001.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,
The reply to your request 2014-3817 is currently under the evaluation of the Director General`s assistant. The letter should be signed in due time.
Thank you,
DG TRADE

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached the letter of M. Jean-Luc DEMARTY, Director General
of DG Trade, in reply to your request of access to documents in the above
mentioned subject under Regulation (EC) n° 1049/2001 regarding public
access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("The
Regulation").

 

The email has to be split into three parts due to the size of the annexes.

 

The original letter will follow by postal mail.

 

Best regards,

 

Trade/B2

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached the letter of M. Jean-Luc DEMARTY, Director General
of DG Trade, in reply to your request of access to documents in the above
mentioned subject under Regulation (EC) n° 1049/2001 regarding public
access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("The
Regulation").

 

The email has to be split into three parts due to the size of the annexes.

 

The original letter will follow by postal mail.

 

Best regards,

 

Trade/B2

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached the letter of M. Jean-Luc DEMARTY, Director General
of DG Trade, in reply to your request of access to documents in the above
mentioned subject under Regulation (EC) n° 1049/2001 regarding public
access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("The
Regulation").

 

The email has to be split into three parts due to the size of the annexes.

 

The original letter will follow by postal mail.

 

Best regards,

 

Trade/B2

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