Dear 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:
All documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts, recordings and minutes/notes) relating to the meetings listed below:
1. Between SAP and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President on the 18th March 2021
2. Between SAP and Antoine Colombani and Stefanie Hiesinger, Cabinet members of Frans Timmermans on the 11th December 2020
3. Between SAP and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President on the 1st October 2020
I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.
1 Long Lane
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 17/08/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
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 08/09/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Access to documents request - extension of the deadline - GESTDEM
2021/5087 - Ares(2021)5162517 - Ares(2021)5469754 (Please use this link
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Dear Mr Maslias,
We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 17.08.2021
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
An extended time limit is needed.
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 29.09.2021.
We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.
SG D2 Secretariat