HEAD OF THE LEGAL AND ASSURANCE SERVICES
Parma, 13 June 2017
Ref. DD/CP/mm(2017) - out-17858157
Corporate Europe Observatory
26 rue d'Edimbourg
Extension of the deadline to reply to your request for public access to
documents of 17 May 2017
Our ref.: PAD 2017/038
Dear Mr Pigeon,
Further to our letter of 19 May 2017, by means of which we acknowledged the receipt of
your request for public access PAD 2017/038, I would like to reiterate the fact that your
request is being processed as quickly as possible in accordance with the provisions of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to documents1.
However, we regret to inform you that due to the fact that your request relates to a
large number of documents for which EFSA needs to clarify the confidential status, some
of which in the ownership of several third parties, and the time-consuming nature of the
third-party consultation foreseen under Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we have to extend the deadline by 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. Please accept our apologies.
You will receive an answer by 4 July 2017
at the latest.
1 Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43-48,
applicable to EFSA.
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