Access to documents request: 2022-05-18 meeting between Věra Jourová and Microsoft Corporation
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Dear Sir or Madam,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on 2022-05-18 between Věra Jourová and Microsoft Corporation.
In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would 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 business days, according to the regulation.
If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Nienke Palstra, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.
Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you for your e-mail of 11/08/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
12/08/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4580.
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 05/09/2022. In case this time limit needs to
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Access to documents request - extension of the deadline - GESTDEM
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Dear Ms Palstra,
We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 12 August
2022 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
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 26/09/2022.
We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.
SG D1 Secretariat
Dear Ms Palstra,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under number GESTDEM 2022/4580.
Please acknowledge receipt of this email within 5 working days.