Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

- a list of meetings of DG Growth officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of Huawei, including lobby consultancies and law firms, and/or industry associations representing Huawei, between January 2018 and now

- minutes, transcripts and other reports of these meetings;

- all correspondence (including emails, memos, phone calls, text messages, WhatsApp messages, presentations, reports) between DG Growth officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EU member states to discuss Huawei between January 2018 and now.

- a record of internal discussions between DG Growth officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and Huawei's presence in European member states, including but not limited to Huawei's planned innovation centre in Finland, its Smart City memorandum agreement in Duisburg, Germany, and its planned 5G smart railway port in Hungary.

Yours faithfully,

Finbarr Bermingham
South China Morning Post

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Mr Bermingham,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest
convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the
registration of your request.

 

You may of course use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Best regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

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Dear [email address],

My postal address is

Avenue du Derby 3,
Ixelles,
Brussels
1050

Yours sincerely,

Finbarr Bermingham

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 October 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 11 October 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/5987.

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 03
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

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 11/10/2021
under the above mentioned reference number.

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 the application concerns documents
held by different services which must be 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 24/11/2021.

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

Yours sincerely,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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Dear Mr Sir,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under GESTDEM 2021/5987.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during the
COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice. 

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG GROW request email].

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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