Meetings and correspondence on the EU-Mercosur agreement

Anne Bundschuh a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Commerce

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Dear Trade,

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:

1) a list of meetings of DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of car companies such as BMW AG, Daimler AG, Groupe PSA, Opel Automobile GmbH, Volkswagen AG, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), in which the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement was discussed (since 1 January 2017);

2) detailed minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence (including emails, letters, phone calls) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of car companies such as BMW AG, Daimler AG, Groupe PSA, Opel Automobile GmbH, Volkswagen AG, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), in which the EU-Mercosur Trade agreement was discussed (since 1 January 2017).

Yours faithfully,

Anne Bundschuh

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
Marienstraße 19-20
10119 Berlin
Germany

Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 2 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on 6 July
2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4062.

 

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 28
July 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.

 

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Yours faithfully,

TRADE Access to Documents Team

 

 

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Dear Ms Bundschuh,

 

We refer to your access to documents request registered on 2/07/2020 under
the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, the nature of your
application requires us to perform a considerable number of searches in
our database in order to gather all necessary documents. Therefore we will
not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within
the time limit of 15 working days, which expires today.

 

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 18/08/2020.

 

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

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

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Dear Trade,

the extended deadline for my request ended two weeks ago (18/08), but I have not received a response or heard anything else from you. Could you please update me on the status of the request and let me know when I will receive the requested information?

Yours faithfully,

Anne Bundschuh

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Dear Ms Bundschuh,

 

Your request is currently being handled. We apologise for the delay in our
reply, which is due mainly to summer holidays period and to the
considerable amount of access to documents request dealt with at the same
time.

 

We would like to inform you that the reply to your request has been
already prepared and has just been submitted to internal approval
procedure. Therefore, you should receive it very soon.

yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

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European Commission
DG TRADE

 

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/4062

According to our standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until further notice.

Please find attached document Ares(2020)5354371 from WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) dated 08/10/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)5354371 de WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) daté du 08/10/2020.