Documentation of meetings between European Commission and plastics/petrochemical companies related to global agreement on plastic pollution

John Chalmers a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Environnement

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Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following information:

I am seeking all documentation, including correspondence, logs of meetings, minutes and summaries, from 1 January 2021 onward between the European Commission and plastic producers and petrochemical companies and industry associations representing them, related to the development of a new global agreement on plastic pollution and the United Nations Environment Assembly’s consideration thereof. This includes, but is not limited to, correspondence with associations like PlasticsEurope, European Chemistry Industry Council (CEFIC) and the World Plastics Council as well as companies like BASF, Dow Europe, ExxonMobil Chemical and Ineos.

In the event this application relates to a very long document or to a very large number of documents, I am open to conferring informally pursuant to Article 6(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 with a view toward finding a fair solution. I request that, for any documents withheld or redacted, a list be provided with the claims to justify their withholding and redaction.

Yours faithfully,

John Chalmers,
Bureau Chief, Brussels
Reuters News

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Dear ENV ACCESS DOCUMENTS,

Hi there. My postal address is: Avenue Montjoie 243, Uccle, Bruxelles 1180, BELGIUM

Yours sincerely,

John Chalmers

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and plastics/petrochemical companies related to global agreement on
plastic pollution - Ares(2021)7570523  (Please use this link only if you
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Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 7 December 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 7 December 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/7777.

 

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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 5
January 20222. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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VESTLI Christoffer, Environnement

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Dear John,

Just wanted to let you know that I am working on this request and will
come back to you as soon as I can.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Christoffer Back VESTLI

International Relations Officer

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Environment

Unit F.3, Global Environmental Cooperation and Multilateralism

Breydel 2 building (BRE2), Avenue d’Auderghem 19
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

+32 229 92374

Mobile: +47 928 22 405

[email address]

 

 

 

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MONCLUS Murielle, Environnement

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Dear Mr Chalmers,

Please find attached our reply to your request registered under GESTDEM 2021/7777.

Kind regards,

Murielle Monclus

Assistant to the Head of Unit
« Global Environmental Cooperation and Multilateralism »
Directorate General for the Environment
European Commission
+32 229 93164
[email address]

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