Industry, vaccines and patents (President of the Commission)
To the Secretariat General of the European Commission
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:
(i) a list of meetings of the President of the European Commission and her cabinet AND representatives of EFPIA (including Vaccines Europe), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and pharmaceutical company Pfizer since 1 September 2020.
(ii) minutes and other reports of these meetings;
(iii) all correspondence (including emails) between the President of the European Commission and her cabinet AND representatives of EFPIA (including Vaccines Europe), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and/or pharmaceutical company Pfizer since 1 September 2020.
I would be grateful if you could take the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour into account when considering (i) of this request.
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Please find attached document Ares(2021)1901342 from DOBRAN Cosmin (SG.E.4) dated 16/03/2021.
Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)1901342 de DOBRAN Cosmin (SG.E.4) daté du 16/03/2021.
Dear Cosmin Dobran.
Thank you for the documents in relation to GESTDEM 2020/0583.
I have two follow-up questions:
- I can see there is no list of meetings attached. From the written documents, it seems no meetings were held between the President, her cabinet AND representatives of EFPIA. Is that the case? Can I conclude that no phone calls took place either?
- Also, as 'correspondance' includes text messages, can I conclude that no text messages were sent back and forth between the two sides?