Dear President Juncker,
As you will know, in “The Working Methods of the European Commission 2014-2019” you laid out the requirements for your Commission when engaging with external stakeholders: “While contact with stakeholders is a natural and important part of the work of a Member of the Commission, all such contacts should be conducted with transparency and Members of the Commission should seek to ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness in the stakeholders they meet.”
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting access to all documents setting out the measures put in place to ensure an appropriate balance and representativeness in the stakeholders you meet. I also would like access to any communications between officials (including Commissioners and staff) on this particular issue, as well as any documents related to the implementation and enforcement of these measures.
I look forward to hearing from you.
On behalf of ALTER EU
Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26,
Dear M. Savić,
Thank you for your e-mails dated 22/02/2017. We note that you sent the
same request to many different DGs – we will provide you with one overall
answer dealt with by the Secretariat-General which is the responsible
service concerning the Working Methods of the European Commission
2014-2019 on which document you base your requests. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your applications for access to documents, which were
registered on 22/02/2017 under GESTDEM 2017/1097 reference.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your request will
be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
15/03/2017. 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
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Unit B4 - Transparency