Dear Secretariat General,
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:
1) a list of meetings covering the period 1. November 2014 till 1. January 2016 between the the Commissioner for Financial Serivces, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union and/or members of his cabinet AND representatives of TheCityUK, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), European Banking Federation, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), British Bankers' Association.
2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;
3) all correspondence, including emails covering the same period
In case my description is not sufficiently precise, I hereby would like to ask you to assist me in further clarifying the application according to regulation 1049/01 article
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial
release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 working days, according to the regulation.
Dear M. Haar,
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:
Team Access to documents
Unit B4 - Transparency
Dear Secretariat General,
My postal address is
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
Please notify me if you can accept my request.
Dear M. Haar,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 12/02/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 15/02/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/706.
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 07/03/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.
Team Access to Documents
Unit B4 - Transparency
Ares(2016)1162507 - FW: Freedom of Information request - Meetings
between the Finance Commissioner and the financial industry - gestdem
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responses have to be sent to this email address.
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Toutes les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.
Dear Mr Haar,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
We refer to your e-mail dated 3 February 2016 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 15 February 2016 under the above
mentioned reference number.
Your application concerns a very large number of documents, which need to
be retrieved and assessed individually.
This request concerns 1) a list of meetings between the Commissioner
for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
and/or members of his
cabinet and representatives of organisations 2) minutes and other reports
of these meetings 3) and correspondence
Such a detailed analysis cannot be carried out within the normal time
limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation 1049/2001.
The analysis of these documents cannot be expected to be completed within
the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation 1049/2001 :
deadline of 15 + 15 working days (31 March 2016).
However, the Regulation also provides for a possibility to confer with
applicants in order to find a fair solution when an application relates to
a very long document or concerns a very large number of documents. Article
6(3) provides that in the event of an application relating to a very long
document or to very large number of documents, the institution concerned
may confer with the applicant informally, with a view to finding a fair
We propose a fair solution in accordance with Article 6(3) of Regulation
1049/2001. We propose to send you as a first step a list of the meetings
concerned and to send you the documents that would be released easily.
This should be done normally before end of March.
As regards the other documents and the general handling of your request
According to our first estimates, the handling of your request would take
60 working days, broken down as follows:
- identification of the documents falling under your request and
establishment of a complete list: 20 working days;
- assessment of the content of the documents in light of the
exceptions of Article 4 of Regulation 1049/2001 and final assessment of
the documents in light of the comments received: 10 working days;
- if necessary: third-party consultations under Article 4(4) and/or
4(5) of Regulation 1049/2001: 5 working days;
- and final assessment of the documents in light of the comments
received: 5 working days;
listing and saving /or scanning of the documents: 5 working days;
- drafting of the reply: 5 working days;
- redaction of those parts of the documents to which one or several
exceptions apply: 5 working days;
- internal approval of the draft decision on your request
preparation of the reply and the documents for dispatch (scanning of the
redacted versions, administrative treatment,…): 5 working days;
We will respond no later than on 18 May 2016.
In order to enable us to respect the time-limits of Regulation 1049/2001,
we would ask you for a swift reply to our invitation to propose a fair
• by email to: [email address]
If you have any questions concerning the invitation, you can contact us:
• by email at: [email address]
• by telephone at: (+32) (0) 22 95.08.14
Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union
Unit 02 " Unit 02 "Inter-institutional Relations, planning and
1049 Brussels, Belgium
office: SPA2 6/103, tel.: +32-2-29.50814
email: [email address]
Dear Mr. Didier Boulouque.
Thank you for your email dated 7. March regarding "Ref GestDem No 2016/680."
In the email you offer a solution to the obstacles you find in the request.
This is to inform you, that I agree with the proposal and look forward
to receive the first batch relatively soon.
I would be grateful if you would send the documents as well as any
further messages to this email address:
[FOI #2554 email]
All the best,
Corporate Europe Observatory
e-mail: [email address]