The Director General
By registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt
Brussels, 23 March 2022
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
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Advance copy by email:
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2022/1374
We refer to your e-mail dated 08/03/2022, registered on the same date under the above-
mentioned reference number, in which you make a request, addressed to DG Competition, for
access to the following documents:
‘- all reports (and other notes) from meetings since January 1st 2021 between the European
Commission and representatives of ORpEA, Korian and/or Synerpa.
- all correspondence (including emails) since January 1st 2021 between the European
Commission and representatives of ORpEA, Korian and/or Synerpa’
We regret to inform you that DG Competition does not hold any documents that would correspond
to the description given in your application.
In order to determine this, we have conducted searches in our internal document management
systems without obtaining any result.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in that
regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
Given that no such documents, corresponding to the description given in your application, are
held by us, we are not in a position to fulfil your request.
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a confirmatory
application requesting the Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of this
letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the fol owing address:
Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)
B-1049 Bruxel es or by email to: email@example.com