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Lora Verheecke made this access to documents request to Trade

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From: Lora Verheecke

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Dear DG Trade,

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 between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of individual companies, industry associations, law firms, academics, public consultancies and think tanks in which UNCITRAL negotiations were discussed (between August and December 2018);

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence (including emails, letters, faxes) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of individual companies, industry associations, law firms, academics, public consultancies and think tanks regarding UNCITRAL negotiations (between August and December 2018);

4) all correspondence (including emails, letters, faxes) and documents (including briefings, memo's, non-papers) shared between Commission officials and between Commission officials and the Council in which UNCITRAL negotiations were discussed (between August and December 2018).

Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke
Friends of the Earth Europe
Mundo-b building,
Rue d-Edimbourg 26,
1050 Brussels,
Belgium

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 11 December 2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on the same day under reference number GestDem 2018/6646.

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 11 January 2019. 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 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.

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Yours faithfully,
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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents registered under
reference GestDem 2018/6646.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, due to a heavy
workload, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires today.

 

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 01/02/2019.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to Documents Team

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade

[2][DG TRADE request email]

 

 

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

We are writing to you in relation to the access to documents request
registered under the number GESTDEM 2018/6646.

We would like to apologise that the handling of this request is taking
more time that we estimated at the beginning. The reason of that situation
is that after the preliminary search in the archives we realised that it
was necessary to include additional services In order to gather the
complete list of documents falling within the scope of this request.

At the end we have identified 43 documents (see attached list) however the
assessment of all of them  would significantly delay further the treatment
of this file. We estimate that taking into consideration the character and
length of the documents as well as the  available resources we would be
able to handle in a reasonable period of time up to 25 documents from this
list.

Would it be possible that you restrict the scope to up to 25 documents
chosen on the attached list and we will double our efforts to handle and
complete the file as soon as possible ?

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to Documents Team

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade

[2][DG TRADE request email]

 

 

 

 

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From: Lora Verheecke

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Dear Trade,

Thank you very much for your reply and for your list.
Please find below the list of documents I would like to receive.
I remain at your disposal may you have further questions.
Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke

11 16/10/2018 Report of the Inter-Service Group meeting on the establishment of a Multilateral Investment Court (Brussels, 16 October 2018) Ares(2019)1338532
15 22/10/2018 Document on investment trends and developments from 1 September to 15 October 2018 Ares(2018)5413542
17 26/10/2018 Document sent to TPC SI and INTA: Argumentaire in preparation of the 36th Session of UNCITRAL Working Group III - Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform in Vienna, 29 October - 2 November 2018 Ares(2018)5509951
20 12/11/2018 Flash report of meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) (Brussels, 9 November 2018) Ares(2018)5778818
21 12/11/2018 Reports of "Jour fixe" meeting (Brussels, 8 November 2018) Ares(2018)5779811
22 14/11/2018 Briefing for Director-General for DG Trade Jean Luc Demarty’s meeting with Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation – Basis TRADE/7283 (Brussels, 17 October 2018) Ares(2018)5829847
24 15/11/2018 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström’s participation at EU-Korea Summit – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1214 (Brussels, 19 October 2018) Ares(2018)5860200
25 15/11/2018 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström on the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1208 (Brussels, 26 October 2018) Ares(2018)5860251
26 19/11/2018 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström in the occasion of her visit to Hamburg – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1220 (Hamburg, 5 November 2018) Ares(2018)5920968
27 22/11/2018 Report of African Round Table on the Reform of Investment Protection (Brussels, 22 November 2018) Ares(2019)1255611
28 22/11/2018 Report of High Level Event on the Reform of Investment Protection (Brussels, 22 November 2018) Ares(2019)1273138
29 23/11/2018 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström for the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) meeting on 9 November 2018 – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1224 (Brussels, 9 November 2018) Ares(2018)6018873
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31 04/12/2018 Documents sent to Member States: Agenda of informal technical meeting in preparation of UNCITRAL Working Group III meeting in April 2019 Ares(2018)6222556
32 04/12/2018 Documents sent to TPC SI and INTA: Draft papers in preparation of UNCITRAL Working Group III meeting in April 2019 Ares(2018)6220983
33 06/12/2018 Report of Informal Technical Meeting with Member States on preparation for UNCITRAL Working Group III session in April 2019 in New York (Brussels, 6 December 2018) Ares(2019)1288317
34 07/12/2018 Report of the 26th Croatian Arbitration Days – The reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement – The EU approach (Zagreb, 6-7 December 2018)
35 10/12/2018 Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström’s speech at stakeholder event on the Multilateral Investment Court – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1050 (Brussels, 22 November 2018) Ares(2018)6319089
36 10/12/2018 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström’s press points with Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs following the High Level Event on Investment Protection – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1280 (Brussels, 22 November 2018) Ares(2018)6321992
37 10/12/2018 Debrief by Director-General for DG Trade Jean Luc Demarty to DG TRADE officials on the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) on 9 November 2018 – Basis TRADE/7322 (Brussels, 12 November 2018) Ares(2018)6319465
40 20/12/2018 Report of the TPC SI meeting of 7 December 2018 Ares(2018)6585434
41 02/01/2019 Briefing for Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström for her meeting with Romanian Minister for European Affairs – Basis CAB MALMSTROM/1305 (Brussels, 19 December 2018) Ares(2019)5369
42 11/01/2019 Report of the TPC SI meeting of 19 December 2018 Ares(2019)248299
43 31/01/2019 DG TRADE follow-up to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the Multilateral Investment Court Ares(2019)564003

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Please find attached document Ares(2019)3285988 from DEMARTY Jean-Luc (TRADE) dated 20/05/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)3285988 de DEMARTY Jean-Luc (TRADE) daté du 20/05/2019.

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From: Lora Verheecke

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Dear ve_trade.f.2(TRADE),

Thank you very much for all those documents.

Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke

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