From: Lora Verheecke
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).
Friends of the Earth Europe
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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.
We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal address).
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TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
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.
Access to Documents Team
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]