Access to documents request: 2021-09-23 meeting between Virginijus Sinkevičius and Microsoft Corporation

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on 2021-09-23 between Virginijus Sinkevičius and Microsoft Corporation.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Naomi Hirst, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely
Naomi Hirst


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Dear Madam,


Thank you for your e-mail of 8 October 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 11
October 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/6031.


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 3
November 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.


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Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team


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Dear Environment,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Access to documents request: 2021-09-23 meeting between Virginijus Sinkevičius and Microsoft Corporation'.

I have not received a response within the time frame, which was set for 03/11/2021 as per your previous message.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Hirst


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Dear Ms Hirst,


I am writing to you regarding the access to documents GestDem 2021/6031
and GestDem 2021/6031.


We sent a letter extending the deadline for both requests, 2021/6031 and
2021/6032, until 24/11, but unfortunately, by error, the message was sent
only to the address linked to Gestdem 2021/6032.


Please find attach the extension letter for the reference.


Kind regards


Administrative Assistant – EU Ecolabel, EMAS and GPP
Legislative coordinator for unit B.1
European Commission
Directorate-General for Environment

Unit B1 "Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption"

BU-9 6/132
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 229 84645
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Dear Ms. Hirst,
On behalf of Emmanuelle MAIRE, I am sending you the enclosed reply.
Kind regards,