Dear Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,

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:

For the period between 1 January 2019 to date:

- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “deep-sea mining” and/or “seabed mining” and/or “marine minerals” were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;

- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;

- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “deep-sea mining” and/or “seabed mining” and/or “marine minerals”;

To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Luca Rinaldi
Via Cordusio, 4 - Milan (ITALY)
c/o Sala stampa nazionale

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email of 05/02/2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on today
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0593.

 

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
01/03/2021. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[5]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

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Dear Mr Rinaldi,

We refer to your request of  05/02/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 08/02/2021 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 on 01/03/2021.

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 22/03/2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

MARE ACCESS TEAM

 

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Dear applicant,

 

We would like to inform you that we are currently processing the reply to
your request for access to documents GestDem 2021/0593,  which is due
today. Unfortunately, the administrative process is not yet finalised and
the reply will be delayed. We expect to be able to send it later this
week.   

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this delay might cause.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM

 

 

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached reply to your request registered under GestDem
2021/0593.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
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 this email.

 

Thank you.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM