Request for documents
Vincent Harmsen a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Représentation permanente de la Grèce auprès de l'UE
This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.
Dear Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU,
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:
-All correspondence (letters, emails, etc) and minutes of meetings (or any other reports of such meetings) where the EU criteria for the identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (more info to be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/health/endocrine_di... ) were discussed between officials of the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU and representatives of (one or more of) the following companies/organizations:
-DowDuPont (after merger)
-European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)
-European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
(between June 1st 2016 and August 1st 2018).
Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.
t.a.v. Vincent Harmsen
De Ruijterkade 128
1011 AC Amsterdam
The information requested does not fall within the scope of Regulation
1049/2001. According to art. 2 of that Regulation " Any citizen of the
Union, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered
office in a Member State, has a right of access to documents of the
institutions, subject to the principles, conditions and limits defined in
this Regulation.. and ... This Regulation shall apply to all documents
held by an institution, that is to say, documents drawn up or received by
it and in its possession, in all areas of activity of the European Union”.
Also, in accordance with Article 5, " Where a Member State receives a
request for a document in its possession, originating from an institution,
unless it is clear that the document shall or shall not be disclosed, the
Member State shall consult with the institution concerned in order to take
a decision that does not jeopardise the attainment of the objectives of
this Regulation. The Member State may instead refer the request to the
There is hardly any substantial correspondence between the Perm Rep and
the companies/organizations mentioned in your request, although there has
been exchange of views in occasional meetings as well as information
received through their regular newsletters etc., of which we do not keep
We remain at your disposal.
Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU
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