Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents:
- relating to policies or processes to garantee the independence and/or managing potential conflicts of interest at the European Digital Media Observatory,
- relating to the process of recruiting and vetting members of the administrative and executive boards of the European Digital Media Observatory,
- Any assessment by DG CNECT of the independence and governance policies of the winning application for the European Digital Media Observatory tender.
Margarida da Silva
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Ares(2020)5282237 - RE: access to documents request - European Digital
Media Observatory --- Ref. Gestdem 2020/5912
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Thank you for your e-mail of 06/10/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
06/10/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/5912.
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 27/10/2020. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Ares(2020)5973985 - Ref No GestDem 2020/5912 - holding reply
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Dear Mrs da Silva,
We refer to your request for access to documents introduced via e-mail on
6/10/2020 and registered on the same day under the above mentioned
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today.
An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested
originates from a third party which has been consulted.
Therefore, we have to extend 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 18 November
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team
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Dear Ms da Silva,
Please find attached document Ares(2020)6825073 regarding "GESTDEM
2020/5912" sent by Mr Roberto Viola, General Director of DG CONNECT on
DG CONNECT — ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Avenue de Beaulieu, 25