The EU notification procedure for services (Services Directive)

Olivier Hoedeman made this access to documents request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following documents:

- minutes and other reports of meetings between the European Commission's DG GROW and lobbyists (and other industry representatives) in which the notification procedure for services in the internal market was discussed (including authorisation schemes and other requirements related to services and the Services Directive).

- all correspondence (including emails) between the European Commission's DG GROW and lobbyists (and other industry representatives) in which the notification procedure for services in the internal market was discussed (including authorisation schemes and other requirements related to services and the Services Directive).

The request is limited to the period between October 2015 and today.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
on behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium

http://www.corporateeurope.org
Tel. +32 (0)2 893 0930
Mobile: +32 474 486545

EU Transparency Register ID Number: 5353162366-85

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/09/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10/10/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/5357.

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 31/10/2018. In case this time limit 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 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 also that the European Commission is not responsible for any possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request. Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/A1 – Communication, Access to Documents and Document Management

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Dear Mr Hoedeman,

We refer to your e-mail dated 28/09/2018 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 10/10/2018 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 31/10/2018.

An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originate from third parties which have been 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  23/11/2018.

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

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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

 

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Dear Mr  Hoedeman,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of our reply signed by Ms Lowri
Evans.

A second email with another .zip fil will be sent to you shortly.

The original documents will also be sent to you by registered mail.

Kind regards,

 

European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 

Unit E1 – Services Policy for Consumers

N105 1/017

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel: +32 229-60531

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European Commission
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 

Unit E1 – Services Policy for Consumers

N105 1/017

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
Tel: +32 229-60531

[1][email address]

[2]cid:image002.jpg@01D29BFD.D43F8710

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

thank you very much for the response to my request for access to documents (GESTDEM No. 2018/5357). You kindly sent me 51 documents (and mentioned one document that can not be disclosed), many of which were letters submitted to DG GROW by groups representing business or professions. I noticed however that only some of these letters appear to have received a response from DG GROW. Can you confirm that the 52 documents include ALL the correspondence between DG GROW and lobbyists in the period covered by the request?

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels, Belgium

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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Mr Hoedeman,

We would like to confirm that within the framework of the access to document request Gestdem 2018/5357 we have disclosed 51 documents out of the 52 documents we have identified. As explained in our letter of 22 November 2018, access to 1 document could not be granted since its disclosure would reveal contents which are directly related to the on-going legislative process between EU institutions and would therefore undermine that decision-making process.

Would you please note that almost all documents concerned by the request Gestdem 2018/5357 are opinions or position papers related to the legislative proposal on services notifications and communicated by the stakeholders to the DG GROW. In line with the Commission's policy, no reply has been sent to those documents.

Yours sincerely,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

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