Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,
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:
For the period between 1 November 2020 to date:
- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Secretariat General, including any Cabinet Members and/or official, during which plans/proposals/offers about Covid-19 Vaccine Passports and/or the Digital Green Certificate were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation, during and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence, telephone call notes, presentations) between the Secretariat General, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing plans/proposals/offers about Covid-19 Vaccine Passports and/or the Digital Green Certificate;
To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions 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.
Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.
Via Cordusio, 4 Milano (Italy)
C/o Sala Stampa Nazionale
Ares(2021)2555248 - Your access to documents request - Lobby
meetings/correspondence on Vaccine Passports - Re. 2021/2352
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Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),
A response to my request is long overdue.
You have not complied with the statutory deadline.
Please provide a response as soon as possible.