Meetings with stakeholders on Brexit

La solicitud fue parcialmente exitosa.

Dear Taxation and Customs Union,

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 all lobby meetings held by DG TAXUD, since 24 June 2016 on Brexit and the article 50 negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU. The list should include: date, Commission attendees, the name of the organisation(s) attending, and a more precise topic if that exists.

- minutes of all lobby meetings held by DG TAXUD, since 24 June 2016 on Brexit and the article 50 negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU.

- any correspondence with lobbyists held by DG TAXUD, since 24 June 2016 on Brexit and the article 50 negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU.

My address is:
Corporate Europe Observatory
Mundo B
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Bruxelles 1050

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Fiscalidad y Unión Aduanera

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request dated 22/01/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 23/01/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/484.

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 13/02/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Sabine Verleysen
DG TAXUD - Access to documents

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Fiscalidad y Unión Aduanera

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Dear Mr Sabido,

We thank you for your request.

Please find herewith our reply.

Best regards,

Sabine Verleysen
European Commission
DG TAXUD
Access to documents

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Dear Taxation and Customs Union,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Meetings with stakeholders on Brexit'.

The request for minutes and correspondence related to meetings between TAXUD and lobbyists on the topic of Brexit was rejected on the grounds that "These documents include opinions and evidence raised by third parties, which represent knowhow and commercial data of the organisations."

However, as the only meeting identified was with the European Travel Retail Confederation, which while representing companies, is itself is a non-profit organisation and has no direct commercial interests, this should not be acceptable grounds on which to refuse.

The request was also rejected on the grounds that 'the documents contain the names of individuals, which are protected by Union legislation regarding the protection of personal data". However, the document could be released with the names expunged.

Therefore TAXUD should release redacted minutes.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Fiscalidad y Unión Aduanera

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 09/02/2018, by which you request, pursuant to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG TAXUD in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2018/484.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents which was registered on 12/02/2018 (Ares(2018)811651).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (05/03/2018). In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express delivery.

We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact phone number (by email to [Emailadresse]), so that the external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will delete it immediately thereafter.

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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EC ARES NOREPLY,

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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2018/484

 

Dear Mr Sabido,

 

I refer to your e-mail of 9 February 2018, registered on 12 February 2018,
by which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents (‘Regulation 1049/2001’).

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
due to ongoing consultations, we are not in a position to reply to your
confirmatory request within the prescribed time limit that expires on 5
March 2018.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 26 March 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

 

 

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Subject: Your confirmatory application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2018/484

 

Dear Mr Sabido,

I refer to your email of 9 February 2018, registered on 12 February 2018,
by which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents[6]^[1] (‘Regulation
1049/2001’).

I also refer to our holding reply of 1 March 2018, by which the time limit
for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of the Regulation. This extended time limit
expires on 26 March 2018.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal
consultations. I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide
you with a final reply as soon as possible.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

 

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Dear EC ARES NOREPLY,

Thank you for your message. Can you please provide a timeline for when you expect to be able to deal with the confirmatory request.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

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Dear Taxation and Customs Union,

You have delayed my request beyond the given time limit, but not provided an extension date. Can you please provide a timeline for when you expect to be able to deal with the confirmatory request.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

Fiscalidad y Unión Aduanera

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Dear Mr Sabido,

As we informed you in the attached holding reply, we were not able to respond within the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal consultations.

I regret that we are not able to indicate a time-limit by when these consultations will be finalised, but assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final reply as soon as possible.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Best regards,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Sir,
 
Please find attached a copy of the confirmatory decision taken on your
request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/484,
adopted on 28/05/2018 in the above-mentioned case.
 
Please note that the Secretariat-General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.
 
This copy is solely sent for your information and is not the formal
notification of the confirmatory decision.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315