Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

- Communication with stakeholders ahead of the adoptions of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94, also known as the 'bendy bananas law'. The question I would like to answer is who pushed for the regulation in the first place.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 10 December 2019 for which I hereby acknowledge receipt.

You will receive a reply shortly.

You have lodged your question via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is 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 is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

AGRI G.2 secretariat

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

please let me know if you have received my request and still have it on your to-do list.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta
netzpolitik.org
Rue de la Loi 155
1040 Bruxelles

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

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Dear Sir,
We refer to your e-mails of 10/12/2019 and of 15/04/2020 in which you make
a request. Your request was perceived as a request for info initially and
we expected clarifications from your part in order to treat it.
Moreover, the description given in your application does not enable us to
identify concrete documents, which would correspond to your request.
 
We therefore invite you, in accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with
more detailed information on the documents you request, such as
references, dates or periods during which the documents would have been
drawn up, persons or bodies who drafted the documents etc.
Please note that the Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94 is no longer
in force. It was repealed by the current marketing standard for bananas
(Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 1333/2011 of 19 December
2011). The Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94 dating 26 year ago, the
negotiations with Member States are even older.
If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

* by email to: [1][email address]

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 ^[^[1] Official
Journal L 345, 29.12.2001, p. 94.^1], the deadline of 15 working days for
handling your application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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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Dear Access to Documents team,

thank you for your message. I will clarify my request. I am asking for communications with stakeholders in the process of drafting the Regulation, including minutes of meetings with company and trade association representatives (i.e. lobbyists) as well as letters, position papers and other documents from such persons or groups, such as submissions to stakeholder consultations. The time frame should be from the first public proposal of the law until its adoption.

I am aware that the Regulation has been superseded in the meanwhile.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Sir,

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 at DG AGRI's e-mail address [email address] and not to DG GROW,
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,

AGRI Access to Documents Team

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

my address is:
netzpolitik.org
Rue de la Loi 155
1040 Bruxelles

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 17/04/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 20/04/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/2250.

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 12/05/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Please send us your correspondence at DG AGRI's e-mail address [email address] and not to DG GROW.

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 is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

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 have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.

Yours faithfully,

AGRI Access to Documents Team

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[1]Ares(2020)2487794 - RE: Access to documents - Applicant: Fanta - No
Gestdem 2020/2250 - Extension of the time limit

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

Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of  17/04/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 20/04/2020 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 12/05/2020.

An extended time limit is needed as in order to retrieve the documents
requested, large files have to be examined.

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 06/06/2020.

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

Yours faithfully,

Vassiliki Anagnostou
Access to documents coordinator
Unit I.3
L130 7/96
Tel. 59894

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31 Attachments

Please find attached document Ares(2020)2836870 from VON KEMPIS Karl (AGRI.DDG3.I.3) dated 02/06/2020.

Alexander Fanta

Dear ve_agri.access documents(AGRI),

thank you for your reply and the documents. Please pass on any reply from the national authorities on documents No 5, 6, 7, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19 as soon as you received them.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Fanta

Alexander Fanta

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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 'Stakeholder communication on Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94'.

After first filing a request in December 2019, I received a partial reply in early June which gave me access to 29 out of 41 documents. The other documents originate from national authorities. I was told that they have been consulted and I would receive a reply as soon as they respond.

First of all, I would like to know whether replies have been sent. If so, I would like to ask for the replies to be passed on. Also, I would like to note that in a reply to a separate request under German law I was told that the Ministry of Agriculture did not receive any request for consultation with the EU Commission (see link to exchange below). I would like to inquire whether the requests for consultation have actually been send in all cases.

The exchange with German authorities:
https://fragdenstaat.de/anfrage/brief-an...

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

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 29/06/2020 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
AGRI in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2020/2250.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 02/07/2020 (Ares(2020)3470082).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (24/07/2020). 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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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]themeData
Link: [3]colorSchemeMapping

[4]Ares(2020)3470267 - FW: Access to documents request - Applicant: Fanta
- GESTDEM 2020/2250 -

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.

 

 

From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:55 AM
To: '[FOI #7504 email]'
<[FOI #7504 email]>
Subject: Access to documents request - Applicant: Fanta - GESTDEM
2020/2250 -

 

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 29/06/2020 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
AGRI in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2020/2250.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 02/07/2020 (Ares(2020)3470082).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (24/07/2020). 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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Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Mr. Fanta,

We refer to your e-mail of 29/06/2020 which was forwarded to us by DG GROW.

Your confirmatory request has been registered by SG. However, we continue the treatment of the request which is still open at our level.

As we informed you in our letter of 02/06/2020, 12 of the identified documents originate from National Authorities and in such cases we are obliged to make consultations.

Please note that the consultations with the Member States are always sent to the Permanent Representations of each country which subsequently contact the National Authorities. All the consultations have been sent but we are still waiting for some replies. Sometimes the consultations last more than expected. We are sorry for this delay.

I can assure you that we are doing our best to send you our second reply as soon as possible. You will be informed once we receive all of them.

Thank you for your understanding,

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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14 Attachments

Please find attached document Ares(2020)3770578 from VON KEMPIS Karl (AGRI.DDG3.I.3) dated 16/07/2020.