BusinessEurope and DG ECFIN

Kenneth Haar made this acceso a documentos request to Asuntos Económicos y Financieros

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To DG ECFIN

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1) a list of meetings (from 1. December 2022 till today) of Commissioner Gentiloni, his cabinet, or representatives of DG ECFIN AND representatives of BusinessEurope.

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence between entities listed above, including emails from 1. December 2022 till today).

In case my description is not sufficiently precise, I hereby would like to ask you to assist me in further clarifying the application according to regulation 1049/01 article 6.2.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I 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 working days, according to the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
1415 Copenhagen K
Denmark

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 07/07/2023 and registered on 07/07/2023 under the case number
2023/3932.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 28/07/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs - Access to
Documents
European Commission

References

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1. https://ec.europa.eu/info/principles-and...

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 07/07/2023 and registered on 07/07/2023 under the case number
2023/3932.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 28/07/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs - Access to
Documents
European Commission

References

Visible links
1. https://ec.europa.eu/info/principles-and...

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 07/07/2023 and registered on 07/07/2023 under the case number
2023/3932.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 28/07/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs - Access to
Documents
European Commission

References

Visible links
1. https://ec.europa.eu/info/principles-and...

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Mr Haar,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 07/07/2023 under case number 2023/3932.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 28/07/2023.

Part of the documents requested originate from third parties, which have
to be consulted.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 21/08/2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

ECFIN Access to Documents Team

References

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1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

To DG ECFIN.

Dear sir or madam.

This is to remind you that the request for access to documents registered on 07/07/2023 under case number 2023/3932 is long overdue. The latest message from you was that I would receive a reply by 21 August.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Asuntos Económicos y Financieros

Dear Mr Haar,

Thank you for informing us!
To our knowledge the initial reply was sent to you on 21/08/2023 with Ares (2023) 5687780.
Could we ask you to check your spam-folder?
Of course, we will provide you with the initial reply again, if needed.

Your sincerely,
ECFIN Access to Documents Team

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Yes, please. I would like to get the initial reply again. There is no sign of any message from you on 21 August of this year, nor in my spam box.

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Asuntos Económicos y Financieros

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Dear Mr Haar,

Please find the initial reply extracted from Ares(2023)5687780 attached.
Could we ask you to confirm the reception of this message?

Yours sincerely,
ECFIN Access to Documents Team

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Thank you. Yes, I have received the email with the initial reply.

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar

To DG ECFIN's Access to Documents Team.

Thank you for the reply to the request for documents registered on 07/07/2023 under case number 2023/3932, received on 4 September.

During the correspondance, including an email received on 4 September, you state that the documents received at this point constitute an inital reply, ie. that you are still processing further documents. However, the cover letter seems to indicate that I have received all documents.

Can you tell me if I am to expect more documents? And if not, why the list of meetings I asked for in the request is not included, and generally why further documents, if any, are left out of the batch?

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Asuntos Económicos y Financieros

Dear Mr Haar,

Regulation 1049/2001 provides for a possible two stage-procedure (an initial and a potential confirmatory application).
The term initial reply reflects this. Thus, the initial reply constitutes a definitive answer to your request following a review of the documents we (the Access to Documents Team) receive from the concerned services in DG ECFIN.
Regarding your concrete request, we do not keep any specific list of meetings with Business Europe, that fits the description you provided.
However, the transparency register is open for public consultation. To give you a full picture, please find a link to the public profile of Business Europe on the transparency register's website, where you can find a list of their meetings with the European Institutions. (https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregiste...) (Identification number in the register: 3978240953-79)

We hope this answer proves helpful to you!
If not, do not hesitate to come back to us.

Yours sincerely,
ECFIN Access to Documents Team

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