Ref. Ares(2020)2643630 - 20/05/2020
Directorate E - Single Market & Connectivity
Ms Rebecca Vaughan
40 Bermondsey Street
Advance copy by email: ask+request-7778-
Dear Ms Vaughan,
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
We refer to your e-mail dated 13 March 2020 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 16 March under the above-mentioned reference number.
Please note that this reply relates only to the documents held by the Secretariat-General.
The other part of your request has been attributed to Directorate-General Climate Action,
under Gestdem reference 2020/1613
As regards your request about the meeting between Diederik Samsom and Navigant
Netherlands B.V. (Navigant) on 3 February 2020, you will find enclosed the related
As regards your request about the meeting between Diederik Samsom and PwC Legal on
18 February 2020, the Commission does not hold any documents that correspond to the
description given in your application.
Please note that the document contains personal data that has been redacted according to
the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/17251) and to the internal
rules of procedure of the Commission. As your request does not express any particular
interest to have access to these personal data, and does not establish the necessity to have
the data transmitted, I conclude that access cannot be granted to these personal data.
1 Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the
protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions,
bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No
45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC.
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Electronically signed on 20/05/2020 08:16 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563