Washington delegation: economic counsellors meetings & meetings with business groups

Pia Eberhardt made this access to documents request to European External Action Service

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear European External Action Service,

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 from the EU Delegation in Washington:

1. minutes and other reports of the meetings of the trade counsellors in Washington in 2011, 2012 and 2013;

2. minutes and other reports of meetings of the Washington delegation with industry groups such as the Business Roundtable and EABC/TABD (now merged into TACD), CBI and BDI in 2012 and 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Sir/Madam,
Your request for access to documents relates to meeting of the trade counsellors and meeting with industry groups will be closed in the EEAS database and sent to the Commission.
Yours faithfully,

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
[EEAS request email]
SG1 - Corporate Board Secretariat (AD)

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Dear Mrs Eberhardt,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 20/06/2013 sent to the EEAS.  We hereby
acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents registered
on 20/06/2013 under reference number GESTDEM 2013/3355.
 
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
15/07/2013.  In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/5 - Transparence

BERL 05/330
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
[1][email address]
 
 

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Dear Ms Eberhardt
 
We refer to your e-mail dated 20/06/2013in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day 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 expires today 15/07/2013.
 
An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
from the delegation in Washington. Our colleagues from the delegation have
already identified the documents and the unit in charge in DG TRADE is
screening them now.
 
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 05/08/2013.
 
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
Raluca MOLDOVAN
Access to Documents
European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 2984 177
[1][email address]
 
 
 

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Dear Pia,
 
I'm writing to you with regards to 3 access to documents requests that DG
Trade is handling for you.
 
GESTDEM 2013/3355 – Delegation Washington
GESTDEM 2013/3666 – Delegation Otawa
GESTDEM 2013/3650 – MAWG & MAAC
 
We have almost finalised the identification of the documents involved in 3
requests. We will now start screening process which is complicated due to
holiday period and absences of colleagues.
 
Further, due to the high number of complex requests that DG Trade is
handling we need to prioritise.
 
We are hoping to send you the replies to requests 2013/3666 and 2013/3355
by the mid-September.
 
For the request 2013/3650 – regarding MAWG & MAAC, we will send you a
reply in 2 batches. Realistic deadlines would be mid-October for the 1^st
batch and mid-November for the 2^nd batch.
 
I will keep you informed on the developments on these files.
 
Kind regards,
Indre
Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE
Access to Documents
European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 
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From: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 10:04 AM
To: '[FOI #582 email]'
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: Your request for access to documents 2013/3355
 
 
Dear Ms Eberhardt
 
We refer to your e-mail dated 20/06/2013in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day 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 expires today 15/07/2013.
 
An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
from the delegation in Washington. Our colleagues from the delegation have
already identified the documents and the unit in charge in DG TRADE is
screening them now.
 
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 05/08/2013.
 
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
Raluca MOLDOVAN
Access to Documents
European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 2984 177
[2][email address]
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Thank you for your access to documents request received on 24 June 2013
and registered as Gestdem 2013/3355, requesting access to documents under
Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents.

 

Please find attached DG Trade's reply.

 

I must, however, remind you that the document released cannot be
reproduced or disseminated for commercial purposes unless the Commission
has first been consulted.

 

You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countri...

 

We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this
email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Víctor García

 

Víctor García López-Berges

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 8/216
B-1040 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[2][email address]

 

 

 

 

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Víctor García (DG Trade),

thank you very much for providing me with the requested information.

I herewith confirm the receipt.

May I also ask a question of clarification? Does the response to the second part of the request - documents relating to meetings between the delegation and industry associations - mean that no such meetings took place in 2011 and 2012? Because I would imagine that, otherwise, there would be documents relating to these meetings or at least some of them.

Thank you in advance for the clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

Unfortunately there are no meeting reports we can make available to you as contact with industry has been limited to informal contacts (i.e. phone) which did not require the preparation of minutes.

Thanks for your understanding.

Best regards,

Víctor García

Víctor García López-Berges

European Commission
DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 8/216
B-1040 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[email address]

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