Communnication between DG JUST and DG FISMA on high-risk third countries during the Commission transition period in 2019

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Dear Justice and Consumers,

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 meetings that took place between DG JUST and DG FISMA on the issue of the risk assessment, identification and listing of high-risk third countries in the context of the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules, in which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was mentioned / referred to, and which took place in 2019 as part of the transition period between the Juncker and von der Leyen Commission;

- Agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation of these meetings;

- All related correspondence that took place between DG JUST and DG FISMA during the same period, in which the UAE was mentioned / referred to, and which took place in 2019 as part of the transition period between the Juncker and von der Leyen Commission. This could include but is not limited to, e-mails, text messages, basis documents, memos or drafts.

This request extends to any information that the Commission holds in relation any of the above points, including information that may have been deemed short-lived or unimportant.

Please allow me to thank you in advance for your efforts.

Yours faithfully,

Esther Bijl
Droit au Droit
Brussels

Dear Justice and Consumers,

It seems that the response to my request has been delayed. By law, I should have received a response by 13 August. As such, I would like again to draw attention to my submission and request to receive a response and the requested documents as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,
Esther Bijl

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[1]RE: access to documents request - Communnication between DG JUST and DG
FISMA on high-risk third countries during the Commission transition period
in 2019 - Ares(2021)5367827  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares
user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur
d’Ares)

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your request for access to documents. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
under reference number GESTDEM
2021/5274. This registration number concerns the documents falling under
DG JUST remit. You will receive a separate registration number for the
documents falling under DG FISMA remit.

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. In case time-limit needs to be
extended, you will be informed in due course.

Apologies for our delay in sending you this e-mail but due to a technical
problem your request ended into the spam mailbox.

You have not indicated your postal address, necessary for registering and
handling your request in line with the procedural requirements but to
speed-up the process of the handling, the request has been registered
using the address provided for another undergoing request:  25 avenue
Molière, B-1190 Brussels .

Please come back to us in case it is not correct.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
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Please be aware that since no initial request was registered at all, we
will not register the confirmatory request.

You are of course free to submit a confirmatory request in case you do not
agree with the position taken in the initial reply.

Best regards,
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Dear Madam,

 

As your request registered on 31/08/2021 under GESTDEM reference 2021/5174
concerns several Commission services, please note that it was split as
follows:

 

Gestdem 2021/5174: DG JUST

Gestdem 2021/5379: DG FISMA

 

Each of the above mentioned services will send you a separate reply under
its own respective reference.

 

The time limit set for GESTDEM 2021/5174 remains unchanged: 21 September
2021.

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

[5][email address]

 

 

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Dear Madam,

 

Please note that there is a typo concerning one of the references
mentioned in the e-mail below.

GESTDEM 2021/5174 should instead read as GESTDEM 2021/5274.

 

The other reference for DG FISMA is correct.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

[5][email address]

 

 

From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 3:18 PM
To: Esther Bijl <[FOI #9805 email]>
Subject: RE: access to documents request - Communnication between DG JUST
and DG FISMA on high-risk third countries during the Commission transition
period in 2019 - Ares(2021)5499003

 

 

Dear Madam,

 

As your request registered on 31/08/2021 under GESTDEM reference 2021/5174
concerns several Commission services, please note that it was split as
follows:

 

Gestdem 2021/5174: DG JUST

Gestdem 2021/5379: DG FISMA

 

Each of the above mentioned services will send you a separate reply under
its own respective reference.

 

The time limit set for GESTDEM 2021/5174 remains unchanged: 21 September
2021.

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (LC)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents

[6][email address]

 

 

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Dear Ms Bijl,

 

Please find attached our reply concerning your application for access to
documents – GESTDEM 2021/5274.

 

With kind regards,

 

JUST ACCESS DOCUMENTS

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

Rue Montoyer 59
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

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- Ares(2021)5769996  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares user –
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Dear Ms Bijl,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 24 July 2021 (Reference number:
Ares(2021)5497654) in which you request access to legal opinions,
submitted by the Commission to the Court of Justice of the EU.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we were not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on
21  September 2021.

 

An extended time limit is needed as we need more time to assess your
request. We would like to extend the time limit by 15 working days. The
new time limit will expire on
12^th October 2021.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FISMA.D.2 Secretariat

 

 

Virginie Metzler

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and
Capital Markets Union
Financial Crime Unit – D2

SPA2 01/078

Brussels/Belgium
+32 229-92037

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Bijl,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 24 July 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 27^th July 2021 under the
above-mentioned reference number. The time limit expired on 18 August
2021.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we were not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expired on 18 August 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as we need to finish assessing the
specific documents contained in your request.

 

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 21th October
2021.

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FISMA.D.2 Secretariat

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European Commission
DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Unit FISMA.D.2 Financial Crime

B – 1049 Brussels

 

 

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