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Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Under the right of access to EU documents, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting, from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD, any document matching the following criteria:

- between January 1st 2015 and today (22nd of March 2019),
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondance,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings,
- from, to or mentioning the lobby group Primary Food Processors, or any body acting on its behalf or together with it.

I kindly ask you to not redact any name of professional lobbyists and the organisations and companies they work, as such data cannot be considered personal data under Regulations 1049/2001 on access to documents and 45/2001 on data protection.

Similarly, I kindly urge you to not apply an excessive interpretation of the clause on commercial secrets under 1049/2001.

Should this request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions by referring to specific exemptions in the regulation, and by justifying your interpretation of the applicable legislation.

I look forward to a positive consideration of this request.

Yours faithfully,
Martin Pigeon

ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]themeData
Link: [3]colorSchemeMapping

[4]Ares(2019)2215022 - access to documents requests

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr. Pigeon,

Thank you for your 15 requests for access to documents sent on 22/03/2019,
25/03/2019 and 26/03/2019.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your requests 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 requests.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:
[5]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

RTD Access to documents

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Legal Support Service
1049 Brussels/Belgium
[6][email address]

 

 

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Dear Access to documents team at DG RTD,

my postal address is :

Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1060 Brussels
Belgium

Yours sincerely,

Martin Pigeon

ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

1 Adjuntos

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889;
2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914;
2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922;
2019/1923

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/03/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your 15 applications for access to documents, which were registered on
28/03/2019 under reference numbers GestDem 2019/1887; GestDem 2019/1889;
GestDem 2019/1890; GestDem 2019/1892; GestDem 2019/1894; GestDem
2019/1902; GestDem 2019/1913; GestDem 2019/1914; GestDem 2019/1916;
GestDem 2019/1918; GestDem 2019/1919; GestDem 2019/1920; GestDem
2019/1921; GestDem 2019/1922; GestDem 2019/1923.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your applications
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
23/04/2019. 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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D3DD79.843A2220

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

mostrar partes citadas

ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

1 Adjuntos

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)2517466 - RE: Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents
requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902;
2019/1913; 2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920;
2019/1921; 2019/1922; 2019/1923

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We refer to your 15 applications for access to documents, registered on
the 28 March 2019 under the above mentioned reference numbers.

Some of your requests cover a period of time between 1st January  2017 and
22nd of March 2019 while others between 1st January  2015 and the 22nd of
March 2019 and concern documents:

 

-          including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other),
including all attachments to the said correspondence,

-          a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any
other reports of such meetings,

-          from, to, or mentioning the following entities: Bio-based
Industries Consortium; European Bioeconomy Alliance; Europabio; Bio-Based
Industries Joint Undertaking; Confederation of European Paper Industries;
European Bioplastics; the lobby group ePURE; Bayer, BASF, AB Inbev,
Cargill, DSM, Dupont, Novozymes, Novamont, P&G, Total, Unilever,
Südzucker, Biochemtex; the lobby group Primary Food Processors; the
European Association of Sugar Producers; the lobby group COPA-COGECA; the
lobby group European Seeds Association; the lobby group FEDIOL; the
Confederation of European Forest Owners; the lobby group Starch Europe;
the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform, or anybody acting on its
behalf or together with them.

 

At the outset, please note that such research in the document management
systems of the European Commission for “people acting on behalf of the
entities” you are interested in or “together with them” is not precise
enough to yield results.

 

Secondly, we note that you have submitted a very high number of very
similar requests for access to a very broad range of documents concerning
28 entities. Therefore it seems that you made a very wide-scoped request
by introducing it as seemingly separate requests.

 

In this respect, the General Court confirmed in its Ryanair judgment
T-494/08 that Article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 may not be evaded by
splitting an application into several, seemingly separate, parts. As
stated by the EU Courts, the European Commission needs to respect the
principle of proportionality and ensure that the interest of the applicant
for access is balanced against the workload resulting from the processing
of the application for access, in order to safeguard the interests of good
administration.  

 

Consequently, the European Commission cannot accept an artificial
splitting of a wide-scoped request into simultaneous, seemingly separate
individual applications (see also judgment T-2/03).

 

Furthermore, the work needed to deal with your applications would entail
the following steps:

 

-          search for documents related to the criteria as per your
request;

-          consultation with the operational units within the Directorate
responsible for the requested documents;

-          retrieval and establishment of a complete list of the documents
falling under the scope of your requests;

-          scanning of the documents which are not in pdf format;

-          preliminary assessment of the content of the documents in light
of any potential exceptions under Article 4 of Regulation 1049/2001;

-          consultation of third parties, authors of documents concerned,
if need be;

-          final assessment of the documents in light of the results of
the consultations of different services and/or third parties

-          redactions of the relevant parts falling under exceptions of
Regulation EC 1049/200;

-          preparation of the draft reply and finalisation of it at
administrative level, formal approvals of the draft decision;

-          final check of the documents to be partially released, if
applicable (scanning of the redacted versions, administrative treatment…)
and dispatch of the reply.

 

Given the high number of types of documents and entities concerned by you
wide-scope request, the research and analysis of documents which could
fall within the scope of your requests cannot be expected to be completed
within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation
1049/2001.

Article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 provides that in the event of an
application relating to a very long document or to a very large number of
documents, the institution concerned may confer with the applicant
informally, with a view to finding a fair solution.

This article shall apply per analogy also to you requests, which, due to
their high numbers, wide-scope and time frame, require numerous long and
complex searches potentially concerning a very large number of documents.

 

In accordance with the case law of the EU Court, a fair solution can only
concern the content or the number of documents applied for, not the
deadline for replying. This means that the scope of your requests must be
reduced in a way that would enable its treatment within the extended
deadline of 15+15 working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your wide-scoped request and your specific interest in
the documents requested, and whether you could narrow down the scope of
your request, so as to reduce it to a more manageable number.

In particular, we propose one of the following alternative options in
order to limit the excessive administrative burden relating to the
handling of your wide-scoped request:

·         restrict the scope of your request to meetings held by the
senior management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his
Cabinet and Director General of DG RTD) and limit your request to
documents related to the meetings published in the Transparency Register;

·         restrict the scope of your request to documents of the senior
management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his Cabinet
and Director General of DG RTD) and limit the number of requests you
submitted to us to 3 requests of your choice. 

 

In order to enable us to provide you with a reply as soon as possible, we
would ask you for a swift response to our proposal for a fair solutions
within five working days at the latest, by email to
[6][email address].

In the absence of a reply within five working days, we will be forced to
unilaterally restrict the scope of your application to those parts that
can be dealt with within the extended deadline of 30 working days,
counting from the registration of your application.

 

Thank you in advanced for your cooperation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[7]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[8][email address]

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:10 AM
To: [email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[FOI #6688 email];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address]
Cc: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents requests 2019/1887;
2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913;
2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921;
2019/1922; 2019/1923

 

[9]Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889;
2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914;
2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922;
2019/1923

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[10][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[11][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/03/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your 15 applications for access to documents, which were registered on
28/03/2019 under reference numbers GestDem 2019/1887; GestDem 2019/1889;
GestDem 2019/1890; GestDem 2019/1892; GestDem 2019/1894; GestDem
2019/1902; GestDem 2019/1913; GestDem 2019/1914; GestDem 2019/1916;
GestDem 2019/1918; GestDem 2019/1919; GestDem 2019/1920; GestDem
2019/1921; GestDem 2019/1922; GestDem 2019/1923.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your applications
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
23/04/2019. 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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents

[12]cid:image001.gif@01D3DD79.843A2220

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

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Dear Access to Documents team at DG RTD,

thank you for your response to my access to documents requests.

I understand that my requests were too broad and too numerous to enable you to handle them in a proportionate manner within the applicable legal deadlines. My apologies.

I also understand that the applicable case law allows you to treat my separate requests as one, as they are indeed very comparable in scope and purpose – these requests are part of the same research project looking at the corporate lobbying DG RTD is facing.

I just realised that you had proposed a 5 days deadline for answering your proposal, which expired yesterday. I am sorry not to have answered earlier but it was impossible. Besides, in the many years I have been introducing EU access to documents requests I have never been proposed such a short deadline for replying to an email from the European Commission – a 5 days deadline for this is not foreseen in the 1049/2001 Regulation.

With this email, I am bundling my requests as one and narrowing their scope, both in content and in time.
I would therefore appreciate that you now consider my request for documents as a request matching the following criteria:

- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD
- from or to: Bio-based Industries Consortium; European Bioeconomy Alliance; Europabio; Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Confederation of European Paper Industries; European Bioplastics; the lobby group ePURE; Bayer, BASF, AB Inbev, Cargill, DSM, Dupont, Novozymes, Novamont, P&G, Total, Unilever, Südzucker, Biochemtex; the lobby group Primary Food Processors; the European Association of Sugar Producers; the lobby group COPA-COGECA; the lobby group European Seeds Association; the lobby group FEDIOL; the Confederation of European Forest Owners; the lobby group Starch Europe; and the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform.
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondence,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings.
- between May 1st 2016 and today.

I have considered your proposal to narrow the scope of my request to correspondence or meeting minutes between the above-mentioned groups and DG RTD’s senior management; but this restriction would have been excessive as it would completely exclude the technical levels of DG RTD, and these are very relevant for analysing lobbying activities.

I hope that this narrowing of the scope of my request enables you to handle it in a manageable way.

I remain at your disposal should you need any information which could help you handling this request.

Kind regards,

Martin Pigeon

ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

1 Adjuntos

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)2780163 - RE: Ares(2019)2517466 - RE: Ares(2019)2256172 -
access to documents requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892;
2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918;
2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922; 2019/1923

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We refer to your 15 applications for access to documents, registered on
the 28 March 2019 under the above mentioned reference numbers.

 

We regret to inform you that we are not in the position to complete the
handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days,
which expired yesterday, 23 April 2019, as we have not been able yet to
agree on a fair solution on the restriction of the request scope that is
acceptable to both parties.

 

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 will expire on 16 May 2019.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[6][email address]

[7]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:51 AM
To: [email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[FOI #6688 email];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address];
[email address]
Subject: Ares(2019)2517466 - RE: Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents
requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902;
2019/1913; 2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920;
2019/1921; 2019/1922; 2019/1923

 

[8]Ares(2019)2517466 - RE: Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents
requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902;
2019/1913; 2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920;
2019/1921; 2019/1922; 2019/1923

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[9][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[10][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We refer to your 15 applications for access to documents, registered on
the 28 March 2019 under the above mentioned reference numbers.

Some of your requests cover a period of time between 1st January  2017 and
22nd of March 2019 while others between 1st January  2015 and the 22nd of
March 2019 and concern documents:

 

-          including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other),
including all attachments to the said correspondence,

-          a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any
other reports of such meetings,

-          from, to, or mentioning the following entities: Bio-based
Industries Consortium; European Bioeconomy Alliance; Europabio; Bio-Based
Industries Joint Undertaking; Confederation of European Paper Industries;
European Bioplastics; the lobby group ePURE; Bayer, BASF, AB Inbev,
Cargill, DSM, Dupont, Novozymes, Novamont, P&G, Total, Unilever,
Südzucker, Biochemtex; the lobby group Primary Food Processors; the
European Association of Sugar Producers; the lobby group COPA-COGECA; the
lobby group European Seeds Association; the lobby group FEDIOL; the
Confederation of European Forest Owners; the lobby group Starch Europe;
the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform, or anybody acting on its
behalf or together with them.

 

At the outset, please note that such research in the document management
systems of the European Commission for “people acting on behalf of the
entities” you are interested in or “together with them” is not precise
enough to yield results.

 

Secondly, we note that you have submitted a very high number of very
similar requests for access to a very broad range of documents concerning
28 entities. Therefore it seems that you made a very wide-scoped request
by introducing it as seemingly separate requests.

 

In this respect, the General Court confirmed in its Ryanair judgment
T-494/08 that Article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 may not be evaded by
splitting an application into several, seemingly separate, parts. As
stated by the EU Courts, the European Commission needs to respect the
principle of proportionality and ensure that the interest of the applicant
for access is balanced against the workload resulting from the processing
of the application for access, in order to safeguard the interests of good
administration.  

 

Consequently, the European Commission cannot accept an artificial
splitting of a wide-scoped request into simultaneous, seemingly separate
individual applications (see also judgment T-2/03).

 

Furthermore, the work needed to deal with your applications would entail
the following steps:

 

-          search for documents related to the criteria as per your
request;

-          consultation with the operational units within the Directorate
responsible for the requested documents;

-          retrieval and establishment of a complete list of the documents
falling under the scope of your requests;

-          scanning of the documents which are not in pdf format;

-          preliminary assessment of the content of the documents in light
of any potential exceptions under Article 4 of Regulation 1049/2001;

-          consultation of third parties, authors of documents concerned,
if need be;

-          final assessment of the documents in light of the results of
the consultations of different services and/or third parties

-          redactions of the relevant parts falling under exceptions of
Regulation EC 1049/200;

-          preparation of the draft reply and finalisation of it at
administrative level, formal approvals of the draft decision;

-          final check of the documents to be partially released, if
applicable (scanning of the redacted versions, administrative treatment…)
and dispatch of the reply.

 

Given the high number of types of documents and entities concerned by you
wide-scope request, the research and analysis of documents which could
fall within the scope of your requests cannot be expected to be completed
within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation
1049/2001.

Article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 provides that in the event of an
application relating to a very long document or to a very large number of
documents, the institution concerned may confer with the applicant
informally, with a view to finding a fair solution.

This article shall apply per analogy also to you requests, which, due to
their high numbers, wide-scope and time frame, require numerous long and
complex searches potentially concerning a very large number of documents.

 

In accordance with the case law of the EU Court, a fair solution can only
concern the content or the number of documents applied for, not the
deadline for replying. This means that the scope of your requests must be
reduced in a way that would enable its treatment within the extended
deadline of 15+15 working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your wide-scoped request and your specific interest in
the documents requested, and whether you could narrow down the scope of
your request, so as to reduce it to a more manageable number.

In particular, we propose one of the following alternative options in
order to limit the excessive administrative burden relating to the
handling of your wide-scoped request:

·         restrict the scope of your request to meetings held by the
senior management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his
Cabinet and Director General of DG RTD) and limit your request to
documents related to the meetings published in the Transparency Register;

·         restrict the scope of your request to documents of the senior
management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his Cabinet
and Director General of DG RTD) and limit the number of requests you
submitted to us to 3 requests of your choice. 

 

In order to enable us to provide you with a reply as soon as possible, we
would ask you for a swift response to our proposal for a fair solutions
within five working days at the latest, by email to
[11][email address].

In the absence of a reply within five working days, we will be forced to
unilaterally restrict the scope of your application to those parts that
can be dealt with within the extended deadline of 30 working days,
counting from the registration of your application.

 

Thank you in advanced for your cooperation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[12]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[13][email address]

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[14][DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:10 AM
To: [15][email address];
[16][email address];
[17][email address];
[18][email address];
[19][email address];
[20][email address];
[21][FOI #6688 email];
[22][email address];
[23][email address];
[24][email address];
[25][email address];
[26][email address];
[27][email address];
[28][email address];
[29][email address]
Cc: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[30][email address]>
Subject: Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents requests 2019/1887;
2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913;
2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921;
2019/1922; 2019/1923

 

[31]Ares(2019)2256172 - access to documents requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889;
2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914;
2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922;
2019/1923

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[32][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[33][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/03/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your 15 applications for access to documents, which were registered on
28/03/2019 under reference numbers GestDem 2019/1887; GestDem 2019/1889;
GestDem 2019/1890; GestDem 2019/1892; GestDem 2019/1894; GestDem
2019/1902; GestDem 2019/1913; GestDem 2019/1914; GestDem 2019/1916;
GestDem 2019/1918; GestDem 2019/1919; GestDem 2019/1920; GestDem
2019/1921; GestDem 2019/1922; GestDem 2019/1923.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your applications
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
23/04/2019. 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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents

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European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)2809726 - RE: Ares(2019)2517466 - RE: Ares(2019)2256172 -
access to documents requests 2019/1887; 2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892;
2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918;
2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922; 2019/1923

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We confirm acknowledgment of your message of 18 April 2019 and we thank
you for the reformulation of your request.

 

We assessed the solution you proposed and we regret to have to ask you for
a further restriction of your request as its scope is still too broad for
being handled within the deadline which, in the current case, has been
extended to the 16 May 2019.

 

We understand that you need the requested documents within the framework
of a research project; the list of entities you are interested in is
nevertheless not manageable within the current deadline, as per our
previous message of the 10 April 2019.

 

Unfortunately, taking into account the high number of requests for access
to documents we receive and the limited resources available, the documents
need to be limited to a manageable number, in order to safeguard the
interests of good administration.

For this reason, the Regulation provides for a possibility to confer with
the applicant in order to find a fair solution (see Article 6.3 of
Regulation 1049/2001). Please be reassured that the purpose of this
attempt to find a common agreement on the reduction is to process your
request and provide you with a reply, both aligned to your interests and
timely.

 

For this reason, we invite you to reconsider a restriction of the scope of
your request and to identify some documents which, within the framework of
your research project, you would like to give priority to.

Whether the proposal as per our message of the 10 April 2019 does not
correspond to your interest, we kindly ask you to provide an alternative
but equally manageable solution.

 

We remind you that, should we not be able to find a common agreed
solution, with a view to safeguarding the interests of good
administration, unfortunately we will be obliged to balance your interest
in access against the workload resulting from the processing of your
application, unilaterally restricting the scope of your application to the
categories of documents that could be dealt with within the time limit
from the date of registration of your application.

 

With reference to the message that you received yesterday, 24 April 2019,
we would like to clarify that this is standard part of the procedure for
handling an access to documents request, which requires the Commission to
notify the applicant in case the request cannot be handled within the
initial deadline of 15 working days (see Article 7 para. 3 of regulation
1049/2001).

 

Furthermore, please consider also that the deadline of 5 working days for
you to reply to our request of fair solution, mentioned in our email of
the 10 April 2019, is also part of an established practice with the only
purpose to allow us to receive your contribution on time and to handle
your request within the deadline. In any case, a late reply does not
prejudice the handling of your request.

 

We hope the above is useful and we remain available for any further
question you may have.

 

In case you wish to be contacted by us on the phone, please provide us
with a phone number and we will reach you as soon as possible.

 

Best regards,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

 

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Dear Access to documents team at DG RTD,

thank you for your answer and the precisions.

You are asking me to further restrict the scope of my request as you need to "balance your interest in access against the workload resulting from the processing of your application" within the deadline of May 16 2019.

Further restricting the scope of my request would harm my research, as I need to have access to these documents in order for my dataset to be reasonably comprehensive. Therefore, I cannot propose you a further restriction. Besides, as you certainly know, the European Commission's workload is not an recognised exception to Regulation 1049/2001 (except in the case where the request would "seriously undermine the institution's decision-making process", which is not the case here), even though of course I understand and respect this limitation.

But since you tell me that processing the entire dataset within May 16 exceeds your capacity, I am proposing to prioritise certain elements of my request in order to let you achieve the May 16 deadline, and accepting that you send me the rest of the documents later.

This is my proposal. I would like to request that, within the May16 2019 deadline you have set, you send me the following documents:

- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD
- from or to: Bio-based Industries Consortium; Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Europabio; BASF; Bayer;
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondence,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings.
- between May 1st 2016 and today.

And, after May 16, the following documents:

- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD
- from or to: European Bioeconomy Alliance; Confederation of European Paper Industries; European Bioplastics; the lobby group ePURE; AB Inbev, Cargill, DSM, Dupont, Novozymes, Novamont, P&G, Total, Unilever, Südzucker, Biochemtex; the lobby group Primary Food Processors; the European Association of Sugar Producers; the lobby group COPA-COGECA; the lobby group European Seeds Association; the lobby group FEDIOL; the Confederation of European Forest Owners; the lobby group Starch Europe; and the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform.
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondence,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings.
- between May 1st 2016 and today.

I hope this is acceptable to you and look forward to your response and to receiving the documents.

Kind regards,

Martin Pigeon

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Link: [1]File-List
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[5]Ares(2019)2937710 - RE: access to documents requests 2019/1887;
2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913;
2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921;
2019/192...

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We thank you for your message of the 25 April 2019, in which your further
restrict the scope of the request to be treated by the deadline of the 16
May 2019.

 

In this respect, we would like to clarify that while the workload of the
Commission is not an exception included in Regulation 1049/2001, the need
to safeguard the interest of good administration is a principle recognised
by the Court of Justice.

The scope of an access to documents request has therefore to be restricted
to a manageable volume of documents, in order to balance the private
interest for access to the interests of the good administration,
considering that the limited resources of the Commission do not allow the
handling of very broad requests.

 

Regarding your proposal to treat a part of your request within the
deadline of 16 May 2019 and the remaining parts after this deadline, we
thank you for your understanding but unfortunately we have to inform you
that we cannot accept such a solution, as according to the principles
established by the Court of Justice (see Strack, C-127/13), a fair
solution may concern the number and content of the documents applied for,
but not the timeframe for dealing with the initial request.

 

In the light of the above, we kindly ask you to confirm the documents you
would like to give priority to within the deadline of the 16 May 2019.

 

However, please note that if after receipt of our reply you consider that
in the light of your research project you would be interested in having
access to further documents, you may submit a new access to documents
request, the scope of which should be equally manageable within the
deadline of 15+15 working days.

 

We wait for your kind feedback and we stay at your full disposal.

 

Kind regards,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

 

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Dear Access to documents team at DG RTD,

Thank you for your e-mail and your proposal for a solution. I must say have strong concerns about the way DG RTD deals with citizens exercising their rights to information, which I set out further below.

Seeing however that we need to continue with our work, in this case I accept that you send us
the following documents within the May16 2019 deadline:
- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD
- from or to: Bio-based Industries Consortium; Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Europabio; BASF; Bayer; European Bioeconomy Alliance;
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondence,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings.
- between May 1st 2016 and today.

Regarding the rest of the documents I requested, your solution leaves me no other option than to file a new request to obtain those. Waiting until we have seen the first batch of documents in order to decide whether we need the rest, is unacceptable, simply because it is impossible for us to judge what information they contain.

Regarding our concerns related to DG RTD’s practice in dealing with Freedom of Information requests from citizens, please allow me to address various aspects and issues raised in your response:

First, I would like to point out that it is difficult to adapt my request and reduce its scope without knowing exactly the amount of documents that each part of my requests cover.
To this regard, DG RTD has not facilitated an approximate number of documents that would fall under the scope of my request(s), therefore making it hard for me to reach a fair solution that can match my research needs and the DG’s administrative needs.
For future reference, in cases like this one, I would like to encourage DG RTD and other branches of the Commission to be more transparent about the documents they hold by providing a list of documents covered by requests. This would allow requesters to make more informed, strategic requests (therefore making the process more efficient for everyone), as opposed to having to choose blindly from an unknown list of documents, without knowing which ones they are including and which ones they are leaving out.

Second, I would like to highlight that I have already made an effort to reduce the number of documents and to prioritise a set of documents, as required by DG RTD.
I recall that Article 6 (3) of Regulation 1049/2001 states that institutions and applicants may find a “fair solution”, not a unilateral one. I find that the solution proposed DG RTD suits only the institution’s interests and hampers mine.
I would also like to point out that DG RTD bases its arguments on the impossibility to comply with the 15+15 working days deadline. As a frequent access to document requester, I do not consider this a fair argument as it is well-known that many EU institutions frequently surpass the 15+15 working days limit.
While requesters, such as myself, often tend to overlook these numerous deadline extensions in an effort to be understanding regarding the institutions’ workload, it is another thing that now this limit, which is often not respected anyway, is used as a premise to reduce the scope of requests and put obstacles to the exercise of the fundamental right of access to EU documents.
It is also important to note that, while understanding that EU institutions bear a certain workload, it should not be citizens trying to exercise their rights the ones that pay for it.
On the contrary, EU institutions, bodies and agencies should ensure their transparency units are sufficiently staffed and are allocated a sufficient budget in order to fully guarantee citizens’ exercise of the right of access to documents.

Third, I would like to point out that the fair solution I suggested in my previous e-mail is actually in line with the Commission’s own - and other EU bodies’ - good practice when it comes to handling wide-scoped requests.
It is indeed common practice within Commission departments, such as its Legal Service, to accept solutions such as, instead of reducing the scope of the initial request, splitting the request into various individual requests to be processed separately and consecutively.
Examples of such solutions having been reached can be found here, in the case of the Commission’s Legal Service: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/docu... and here, in the case of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/sirs
This is a practice very much in line with the concept of a “fair solution”, and therefore in line with the principle of good administration, too.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Pigeon

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[5]Ares(2019)3236098 - Access to documents request - Gestdem 2019/1887;
2019/1889; 2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913;
2019/1914; 2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921;
2019/1922; 2019/1923

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
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Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Please find attached to the present email the reply to your access to
documents requests GestDem reference numbers 2019/1887; 2019/1889;
2019/1890; 2019/1892; 2019/1894; 2019/1902; 2019/1913; 2019/1914;
2019/1916; 2019/1918; 2019/1919; 2019/1920; 2019/1921; 2019/1922;
2019/1923.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Research and Innovation,

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 'Primary Food Processors'. In your decision, you have concluded unilaterally that we could not come to a fair solution, and proceeded to a unilateral restriction of the scope of my request to only one single actor (the BIC).

In my email of 06 May 2019, however, I agreed to further limit the scope of my request to documents relating to contact between DG RTD and only 6 of the original lobby actors, by the deadline of 16 May: Bio-based Industries Consortium; Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Europabio; BASF; Bayer; European Bioeconomy Alliance. I had dropped the split timeline from my previous proposal. In your decision, you have ignored my proposal entirely. You do not provide any response or even reference to my proposal.

Therefore we cannot accept this solution and submit to you this confirmatory application regarding the way you have dealt with my request by unilaterally downsizing the scope to the very minimal level, while ignoring my very reasonable proposal to limit the scope to only 6 of the original lobby actors.

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

In order to not lose any time, however, at the same time I hereby make a new request, under the right of access to EU documents, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, for any document matching the following criteria:

- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as well as from DG RTD
- from or to: Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Europabio; BASF; Bayer; European Bioeconomy Alliance;
- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including all attachments to the said correspondence,
- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other reports of such meetings.
- between May 1st 2016 and today.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Pigeon

Investigación e Innovación

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Dear Martin Pigeon,
Thank you for your email dated 22 May 2019, 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 RTD
in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2019/1913.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 24/05/2019 (Ares(2019)3404985).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (19/06/2019). 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 [email address]), 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.
 
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents
Office address BERL 07/251
Tel. +32 2 295 63 26
 
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[5]Ares(2019)3446273 - Your application for access to documents - GestDem
2019/3075

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
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Dear Mr Pigeon,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22/05/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, registered on 27/05/2019
under reference numbers GestDem 2019/3075.

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
20/06/2019. 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 third-party 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.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours sincerely,

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

 

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[5]Ares(2019)3847889 - Your application for access to documents - GestDem
2019/3075

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
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effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We refer to your application for access to documents, registered on the 27
May 2019 under the above mentioned reference numbers.

 

Your request covers what follows:

 

“any document matching the following criteria:

 

- from the Research Commissioner Moedas and/or members of his cabinet, as
well as from DG RTD

- from or to: Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking; Europabio; BASF;
Bayer; European Bioeconomy Alliance;

- including briefings, reports, correspondence (email or other), including
all attachments to the said correspondence,

- a list of all meetings, as well as agendas and minutes or any other
reports of such meetings.

- between May 1st 2016 and today.”

 

We assessed your request and identified 332 documents falling under its
scope. Please consider that a relevant part of those documents are emails
and the attachments to those emails have not been included in our
calculation.

 

Given the high number of documents concerned by you wide-scoped request,
and considering that many of them concern third parties which will have to
be consulted, the analysis of them cannot be expected to be completed
within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation
1049/2001.

 

As you know, article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 provides that in the
event of an application relating to a very long document or to a very
large number of documents, the institution concerned may confer with the
applicant informally, with a view to finding a fair solution.

 

We also remind you that, as clarified in our past exchanges, in accordance
with the case law of the EU Court, a fair solution can only concern the
content or the number of documents applied for, not the deadline for
replying. This means that the scope of your requests must be reduced in a
way that would enable its treatment within the extended deadline of 15+15
working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your wide-scoped request and your specific interest in
the documents requested, and whether you could narrow down the scope of
your request, so as to reduce it to a more manageable number.

 

In order to help you to narrow down your request, please note that the
following categories of documents have been identified as falling under
the scope of your request:

 

1.       BBI JU (total 310 docs)

a.       Annual Activity Report (14 docs);

b.      Governing Board decisions for 2016 (14 docs);

c.       Governing Board decisions for 2017 (18 docs);

d.      Governing Board decisions for 2018 (4 docs);

e.       Governing Board decisions for 2019 (3 docs);

f.        Governing Board meetings for 2016 (19 docs);

g.       Governing Board meetings for 2017 (65 docs);

h.      Governing Board meetings for 2018 (128 docs);

i.        Governing Board meetings for 2019 (15 docs);

j.        Miscellaneous (30 docs) – such as SRG meeting, BBI JU
stakeholder forum, amendment of the BBI JU Council Regulation and others;

2.       EUROPABIO (9 docs);

3.       BASF (6 docs)

4.       BAYER (3 docs);

5.       EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY ALLIANCE (4 docs).

 

It follows that, according to our first estimates, a maximum of 40
documents could possibly be dealt with within the extended deadline of 30
working days counting from the date of registration of you application.

 

In particular, in order to meet your needs and your interest in the
requested documents, we propose you the option of restricting the scope of
your request to documents concerning the Governing Board meetings and
Governing Board decisions of 2019 of BBI JU (categories 1.e and 1.i) and
to all documents identified for EUROPABIO, BASF, BAYER and EUROPEAN
BIOECONOMY ALLIANCE (categories 2, 3, 4 and 5). Please nevertheless
consider that we remain open to other options that could help narrowing
down the request while safeguarding your interest in public access.

 

In order to enable us to provide you with a reply as soon as possible, we
would ask you for a swift response to our proposal for a fair solutions
within five working days at the latest, by email to
[6][email address].

Unfortunately, in the absence of a reply within five working days, we will
be forced to unilaterally restrict the scope of your application to those
parts that can be dealt with within the extended deadline of 30 working
days, counting from the registration of your application, in order to
provide you with a reply to your access to documents request.

 

Thank you in advanced for your cooperation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[7]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[8][email address]

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 12:01 PM
To: Martin Pigeon <[FOI #6688 email]>
<[FOI #6688 email]>
Subject: Ares(2019)3446273 - Your application for access to documents -
GestDem 2019/3075

 

[9]Ares(2019)3446273 - Your application for access to documents - GestDem
2019/3075

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[10][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

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<[11][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Mr Pigeon,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 22/05/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, registered on 27/05/2019
under reference numbers GestDem 2019/3075.

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
20/06/2019. 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 third-party 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.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours sincerely,

RTD Access to documents

 

[12]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[13][email address]

 

 

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Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)3898191 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2019/1913

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Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

I refer to your email of 22 May 2019, registered on 24 May 2019, by which
you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article 8(1) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"). 

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision.  Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 19 June 2019. Consequently, we have to
extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance with Article
8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline expires on 10 July
2019.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days. I regret this additional
delay and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents)

 

 

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Dear Access to documents team at DG RTD,

I refer to your email dated June 17 2019 in which you detail the documents you identified as matching the criteria laid out in my May 22 request.

Thank you for providing this list, as well as reminding me of your interesting interpretation of the ECJ's case law. I observe that you still haven't replied to my observations related to other EU institutions' better approaches than yours, in my opinion, when it comes to enabling EU citizens exercise their right of scrutiny of EU institutions. I refer you again to my confirmatory application filed on May 22 for a reminder of these, and look forward to it being dealt with by the Commission's Secretariat General.

As for your request to have me identify documents to be sent to me within the 15+15 deadline, I accept your suggestions (BBI Governing Board 2019 decisions and meetings, all documents identified for EUROPABIO, BASF, BAYER and EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY ALLIANCE).

Kind regards,

Martin Pigeon

Yours sincerely,

Martin Pigeon

Investigación e Innovación

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Access to documents team at DG RTD,

I sent you this email yesterday but the asktheeu.org website sent it to the Secretariat General. I am therefore re-sending it to you today.

I refer to your email dated June 17 2019 in which you detail the documents you identified as matching the criteria laid out in my May 22 request.

Thank you for providing this list, as well as reminding me of your interesting interpretation of the ECJ's case law. I observe that you still haven't replied to my observations related to other EU institutions' better approaches than yours, in my opinion, when it comes to enabling EU citizens exercise their right of scrutiny of EU institutions. I refer you again to my confirmatory application filed on May 22 for a reminder of these, and look forward to it being dealt with by the Commission's Secretariat General.

As for your request to have me identify documents to be sent to me within the 15+15 deadline, I accept your suggestions (BBI Governing Board 2019 decisions and meetings, all documents identified for EUROPABIO, BASF, BAYER and EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY ALLIANCE).

Kind regards,

Martin Pigeon

ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

1 Adjuntos

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)3998096 - RE: access to documents request - Primary Food
Processors

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 20 June 2019 in which you agreed on our fair
solution proposal concerning your access to documents request registered
under reference number GestDem 2019/3075.

 

We confirm that 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 expired on the 20 June
2019, due to the negotiation of a fair solution proposal.

 

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 11 July 2019. 

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.png@01D34D8C.95B20B30

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Unit J1

[7][email address]

 

 

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Investigación e Innovación

1 Adjuntos

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

[5]Ares(2019)4414140 - Your confirmatory application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2019/1913

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

I refer to your email of 22 May 2019, registered on 24 May 2019, 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 (EC) No
1049/2001").

I also refer to our holding reply of 19 June 2019, 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 10 July 2019.

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit. As mentioned in our first holding reply, we have
not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a full
analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Furthermore, your
application required inter-service consultations to take place.

 

However, 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,

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

[7]cid:image001.gif@01D13362.41D673C0

European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C1 (Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents)

 

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[8][1]               Official Journal L 145 of 31.5.2001, p. 43.

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Investigación e Innovación

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Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

We refer to your application of 22 May 2019, registered on 27 May 2019
under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We regret to inform you that we are not in the position to complete the
handling of your application within the extended time limit of 30 working
days, which expired yesterday, 11 July 2019.

 

However, the reply to your application is currently under signature of the
hierarchy; please be reassured that we are doing our utmost to provide you
with the final reply as soon as possible and accept our sincerest
apologies for the inconveniences we may have caused you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[1][email address]

 

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 12:52 PM
To: Martin Pigeon <[FOI #6688 email]>
Cc: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Ares(2019)3998096 - RE: access to documents request - Primary
Food Processors

 

[3]Ares(2019)3998096 - RE: access to documents request - Primary Food
Processors

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[4][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[5][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 20 June 2019 in which you agreed on our fair
solution proposal concerning your access to documents request registered
under reference number GestDem 2019/3075.

 

We confirm that 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 expired on the 20 June
2019, due to the negotiation of a fair solution proposal.

 

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 11 July 2019. 

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.png@01D34D8C.95B20B30

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Unit J1

[7][email address]

 

 

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Dear Access to Documents team at DG RTD,

thank you for the detailed update. I look forward to reading the documents soon then.
Have a good day,

Martin Pigeon

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Investigación e Innovación

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[5]Ares(2019)4817047 - Confirmatory decision taken on your request for
access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2019/1913

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2019/1913, adopted on 23/07/2019 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 advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory.

 

Yours sincerely,

Access to documents team
SG.C.1
Transparency

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ve_rtd.access documents (RTD), Investigación e Innovación

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[5]Ares(2019)4849253 - Your access to documents request - GestDem
2019/3075 - Part 1 of 2

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request
registered under GestDem reference number 2019/3075.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN 1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

[7][email address]

 

[8]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

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Investigación e Innovación

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Dear Mr Pigeon,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request
registered under GestDem reference number 2019/3075.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[1]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN 1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

[2][email address]

 

[3]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

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