Communication between DG and the Federal Belgian government/Wallonia

La solicitud fue exitosa.

Dear Trade,

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:

All communication (including letters, e-mails and faxes) as well as meeting records (including agendas, Commission briefing papers and minutes) between officials at DG Trade (including the Commissioner and her cabinet) and

- the federal Belgian government
- the Walloon regional government
- any other sub-federal Belgian entity

on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

since 1 January 2016.

Yours faithfully,

Fabian Flues

Friends of the Earth Europe
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered today on 01/12/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/6798.

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 22/12/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Best regards,

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Dear Mr Flues,


We refer to your message dated 01/12/2016 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under reference number


Your application is currently being handled. However, we were not in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expired yesterday.


An extended time limit is needed as we are still in the process of
identifying the documents. In addition we have several other requests
ongoing and are working on each one as fast as we can.


Therefore, we have extended the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 20/01/2017.


We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.


Best regards, and Happy Holidays!


Access to Documents Team

European Commission


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Dear Access to Documents Team,
since the timeline for the requested documents expired last week, I was wondering if you had any updates.

Yours faithfully,

Fabian Flues

Dear Mr Flues,

We are aware that the deadline for the reply to your request with GestDem reference 2016/6798 expired on 20 January 2017, and we would like to apologise for this delay.
Your request is being handled alongside a large number of other access to documents requests, several of which have a wide scope and are quite complex.
We are doing our best to identify and assess all the relevant documents related to your request and we will provide you with an answer as soon as possible.
Please accept our apologies for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you very much for your understanding.

Kind regards,


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Dear Sir/Madam,
I was wondering if you could give me an approximate indication by when I can expect the documents?

Many thanks in advance,

Fabian Flues

Dear Mr Flues,

Thank you for your message. We have identified the documents that fall within the scope of your request. Currently we are drafting the letter and then circulating the reply for signature.
It is difficult to estimate the exact date of the reply, but we are working on it and shall finalize soon.
Apologies again and thank you for your patience.

Best regards,

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2017)3804699 concernant "Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2016/6798" envoyé par M/Mme DEMARTY Jean-Luc le 28/07/2017.

Please find attached document Ares(2017)3804699 regarding "Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2016/6798" sent by Mr/Ms DEMARTY Jean-Luc on 28/07/2017.

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