"Minutes and negotiating reports related to The EU and South Korea FTA"

Meryem Merve KAHYA a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Commerce

Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Meryem Merve KAHYA

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:

Currently, as a European Union Jean Monnet Scholar, I am pursuing a master’s degree (MSc) in International Politics at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. My dissertation is about the EU's bargaining power in trade agreements negotiations. I conduct a case study as a methodology which is about comparative studies between South Korea FTA and CETA.

However, I could not find a joint committee, specialized committees, and dialogues meeting documents of South Korea FTA on your website. These are very crucial for me since these are part of my research data.

Could you please send me or upload those documents to your website? Especially the documents which were about the negotiation process before 2011.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Meryem Merve Kahya

Commerce

Dear Madam,
Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the Europa website:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

Best regards,

Access to Documents Team
DG TRADE

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Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear Trade,

You may find my full postal address below.

9 New Row Place
New Row South
D08HY26 Dublin 8
Dublin
Ireland

Yours faithfully,

Meryem Merve KAHYA

Commerce

Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for  having provided your postal address. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 5 June 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3406.

 

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 26
June 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.

 

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
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We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
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Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team
DG TRADE

 

 

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Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear Trade,

I am still waiting for your response. Since the requested documents are important for my dissertation which is due on the 10th of August, I am desperately waiting for your response.
In your last email on the 9th of July, it is stated that the services are identifying all relevant documents and are submitting them to individual assessments. However, since then I have not received any update. I need reports of rounds of both South Korea FTA and CETA issued by the Commission for my study but my request is long overdue.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear Ms Kahya,

In reply to your communication concerning your request 2020/3406, I would like to assure you that responsible services keep working on your application. However, we would like to emphasize that the scope of your request has substantially changed thanks to the clarification process lasting from 29 May 2020 (the date of the submission of your first request) and until 29 June 2020 when you provided final explanations which helped us to establish what are the documents in your interests.
The process of the identification and individual assessment of the documents is quite complex and involves numerous consultations with all the services involved in the drafting. However, we will try to double our efforts in order to speed up the process as much as possible.

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

Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team

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Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear Trade,
I am still waiting for your reply. It has been more than a month when I clarified my request. Also, I underlined several times that I need these documents for my dissertation which is due the 10th of August. Response to my request is already long overdue. I sent a reply to your last message but did not receive any reply to that (Also I did not see my message on this page although I sent it.) Could you please update me regarding the situation because I have only one or two days left.

Yours faithfully,

Meryem Merve KAHYA

Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear Trade,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request '"Minutes and negotiating reports related to The EU and South Korea FTA"'.

My first application was on 29 May 2020. On 29 June 2020, we agreed on the documents that I requested after the clarification process. Since then my request has never been replied. From time to time (17 July, 20 July, 3 August), I reminded my request and added that the documents were needed for my dissertation which was due on the 10th of August. However, the only reply that I received was on the 17th of July stated that "The process of the identification and individual assessment of the documents is quite complex and involves numerous consultations with all the services involved in the drafting". Since then, although I demanded an update regarding the process on the 3rd of August, I did not get any response.

I requested reports of rounds of both South Korea FTA and CETA, issued by the Commission. On your website, you have already made public similar documents for different agreements e.g. EU-Australia and EU-Japan trade agreements. Moreover, I have been waiting for 49 days. Under the Regulation 1049/2001 on Access to EU Document, you should have responded to me in 15 days. Although I reminded you that 3 times, you have not responded. This administrative silence was a disrespectful attitude since I needed those documents for my dissertation and also abuse of the right to ask the EU documents. Thanks to your silence, I submitted my dissertation without crucial data. That is why I want to make an appeal.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/minu...

Yours faithfully,

Meryem Merve KAHYA

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Commerce

[1]Ares(2020)4303199 - FW: Internal review of access to documents request
- "Minutes and negotiating reports related to The EU and South Korea FTA"

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to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,
       
Thank you for your email dated 17/08/2020 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
TRADE in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2020/3406.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 18/08/2020 (Ares(2020)4303110).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (08/09/2020). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)

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[5]Ares(2020)4660881 - Your confirmatory application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2020/3406

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Kahya,

 

I refer to your email of 17 August 2020, registered on the next day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 8 September 2020.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 29 September 2020.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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[5]Ares(2020)5098577 - Your confirmatory application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 [Ares(2020)4660881] – GESTDEM
2020/3406

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms Kahya,

 

I refer to your email of 17 August 2020, registered on the next day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

 

I also refer to our holding reply of 8 September 2020, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15
working days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. This
extended time limit expires on 29 September 2020.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we were not able to respond within the
extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal consultations.
I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final
reply as soon as possible.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

From: ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[7][email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:57 AM
To: [8][FOI #8013 email]
Subject: Ares(2020)4660881 - Your confirmatory application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2020/3406

 

[9]Ares(2020)4660881 - Your confirmatory application for access to
documents under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 – GESTDEM 2020/3406

 

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[10][email address]>. All responses
have to be sent to this email address.

Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[11][email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Ms Kahya,

 

I refer to your email of 17 August 2020, registered on the next day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 8 September 2020.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 29 September 2020.

 

However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with
a final reply within the next 15 working days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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ve_trade.accessdoc(TRADE), Commerce

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Dear Applicant,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/3406.

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.

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by replying to [DG TRADE request email].

Best regards,
TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

Meryem Merve KAHYA

Dear ve_trade.accessdoc(TRADE),

Although it was too late because I had to submit my dissertation on the 10th of August, I received the documents that I requested.

Yours sincerely,

Meryem Merve KAHYA

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
request for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM
2020/3406.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency
Berl. 07/251

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