Dear Madam, Sir,

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:

Any written record or audio recording of the meetings the Special Committee on Agriculture held in 2017 produced by the Commission (so I am not referring to the summary records produced by the Council)

All the best,
Peter Teffer
postal address:
EUobserver
Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Direction générale de l’agriculture et du développement rural

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 17/09/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 18/09/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/4902.

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 09/10/2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private 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,

Access to documents team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit I.3
L130 7/96
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Direction générale de l’agriculture et du développement rural

Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail dated 17/09/2018 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 18/09/2018 under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 09/10/2018.

An extended time limit is needed as part of the documents requested originate from third parties or are held by different Services which must be consulted.
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 30/10/2018.

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

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit I.3
L130 7/96
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Please find attached document Ares(2018)5561837 regarding "Access to documents request - Partially negative reply to Mr. Teffer - No Gestdem 2018/4902" sent by Mr PLEWA Jerzy Bogdan on 30/10/2018.

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Dear Madam, Sir

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 registered on 18/09/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/4902.

I would like to challenge that it is necessary to redact all mention of member states from the records. For one, there are several examples where the name of the member state is publicly available when comparing the Commission record with the Council record. Just compare document 1 with the Council's summary record (5505/17 CRS CSA 1). Where the Commission has redacted the name of the member state which requested a discussion on Organic Salmon from Norway/Iceland imports the EU, the Council record clearly stated “Import of organic salmon from Norway = Request from the Belgian delegation”.

Secondly, it is not convincing that for all of the agenda points disclosure of the member states would seriously undermine the institution’s decision-making process. In any normal democracy such positions should be public, as they are when for example member states vote on legislative files in the Council. The citizens of those member states have a right to know how their countries' representatives behave in the SCA. To exercise a blanket redaction of all member states' names is excessive and anti-democratic.

As a final point, it seems that six documents are missing.

The Commission's summary records for following meetings of the SCA held in 2017 are missing: 1551st meeting on 22 May 2017, 1556th meeting on 4 September, 1558th meeting on 2 October, 1560th meeting on 23 October, and 1563rd meeting on 4 December.

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer
postal address:
EUobserver
Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium

PS: When sending physical mail, please include the word 'EUobserver' on the envelope

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

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email dated 31/10/2018 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
Directorate-General AGRI in reply to your initial application GESTDEM
2018/4902.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 31/10/2018 (Ares(2018)5580939).

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (23/11/2018).  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 (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

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Direction générale de l’agriculture et du développement rural

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2018/4902, adopted on 03/01/2019 in the above-mentioned
case.

 

Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.

 

This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory decision.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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