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Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:59:53 +0000
Subject: Re: Ares(2018)6552330 - Confirmatory decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/2431
From: Bram Vranken <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx>
To: EC ARES NOREPLY <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xx.xxxxxx.xx>

Dear Mr Remis,

Thank you very much for your clarification.

I note that there is no list of the stakeholders consulted, your answer however does not clarify the rationale for withholding documents covered by point 2 of the request (all details on meetings with stakeholders). The request clearly mentioned minutes of meetings as one of the details covering this part of the request, but also include documents related to those meetings, such as preparations to those meetings and other reports.

I do assume that DG Grow makes minutes of the meetings they have with stakeholders on the European Defence Fund and the Defence Industrial Development Programme. If this is indeed the case, the request refers to a specific set of documents, so it is unclear how the same reasoning could apply to the second point of the request.

I hope you could clarify this point.

Yours sincerely,

Bram Vranken

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[1]Ares(2018)6552330 - Confirmatory decision taken on your request for
access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/2431

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Dear Mr Vranken,

We interpreted the scope of your application in the way outlined in the
confirmatory decision of 15 November 2018. As mentioned in that decision,
the European Commission does not hold any 'specific' document containing
the 'details of stakeholders consulted'.

Such 'specific' documents would normally have the form of a list and
therefore, the decision of 15 November 2018 refers to the 'list of

Nonetheless, information about the stakeholders consulted is included in
the documents identified as falling under the scope of your application
2017/7033. Indeed, the documents identified (some of which were partially
released) reflect the interactions between the European Commission and
various organisations, companies and Member States. Their primary content,
however, is the contributions/input that stakeholder provided and is not
limited to the 'details of stakeholders' (which would normally be limited
to the name of the stakeholder).

The same reasoning applies to the 'details of meetings'. 

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
Berl. 05/315

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