Stakeholder contacts on TTIP since 21 February 2014

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Dear Madams & Sirs (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 stakeholders, including trade unions, civil society groups, as well as representatives of individual companies, industry associations, law firms, public consultancies and think tanks in which the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP was discussed (between 21 February 2014 and today);

2) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence (including emails) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and stakeholders, including trade unions, civil society groups, as well as representatives of individual companies, industry associations, law firms, public consultancies as well as think tanks regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP (between 21 February 2014 and today); this should not include responses to the Commission's consultation on ISDS in TTIP, which I understand will be published anyways.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Direction générale du commerce

Dear Pia,

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your email of 12/12/2014 registered on 15/12/2014 under the reference number GESTDEM 2014/6023.

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days: 15/01/2015. If this deadline 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.

Best regards,
DG Trade

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Dear Indre,

would you be so kind to update me on the status of this request? Your deadline expired last week.

Thank you and kind regards,

Pia Eberhardt

Direction générale du commerce

Dear Pia,

We are still collecting the information as regards this request. We will give a priority to the Request with GestDem number 2014/6022, as requested by you. It does not prevent that we continue simultaneously working on this one, but as always we need to prioritise other applicants as well. Especially keeping in mind that we currently have 12 ongoing requests from CEO.

We will extend the deadline for this request for another 15 working days which will expire on 5/2/2015, and keep you updated at a later stage.

Kind regards,
Indre

Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/003
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[email address]

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Dear Indre,

thank you for the update and for informing me about the new deadline.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Dear Madams and Sirs,

needless to say that the deadline you set for a response to this access to documents request has long passed. Would you please update me on the state of this request and set a realistic deadline for when I will receive the documents?

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Dear Madams & Sirs,

would you be so kind to update me on the state of this request, including, a new deadline for when I can expect a response?

May I suggest you split the request, to first release the requested list of documents, secondly the minutes and thirdly the correspondence?

Yours sincerely,
Pia Eberhardt

Direction générale du commerce

Dear Ms Eberhardt,

Thank you for your message and suggestion for sending our reply in three batches. We are working on this large request involving many units in DG Trade. We hope to be able to update you on the date of our reply soon.

We do apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience.

Best regards,
DG Trade

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Dear Madams and Sirs,

by online form dated 12 December 2014, Corporate Europe Observatory requested access, on the basis of Regulation 1049/2001 and the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour, to a list of stakeholder
meetings of DG Trade officials and/or representatives in which the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP was discussed (since 21 February 2014). We also requested access to the minutes of these meetings and to related correspondence.

By online form of 16 December 2014, DG Trade informed CEO that the application was correctly registered and would be dealt with within 15 working days.

After that date, CEO sent three messages, asking for an update on the state of the request (the latest on 5 May 2015).

To date, notwithstanding the expiration of all the time limits set by Regulation 1049/2001 and these follow-up emails from CEO, the Commission has neither released the requested documents nor has it written to CEO denying total or partial access thereto.

In these circumstances, CEO requests to the Commission to reply to its application of 12 December 2014 by Tuesday, 27 August 2015 (so, six weeks from now).

Otherwise CEO may activate the procedure laid down in Article 7(4)of Regulation 1049/2001.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Direction générale du commerce

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached a list of meetings that you have requested as part of
your request Gestdem 2014/6023. This list is provided not under Regulation
1049/2001, but under the Code of Good Administrational behaviour.

 

As a note of clarification let me add that our doors are always open to
anyone (firms large and small, industry, civil society, trade unions,
NGOs, etc) who wishes to share with negotiators their input, hopes or
concerns on the agreement. Also, TTIP negotiators participate on almost a
weekly basis in events, debates, etc. in Member States that are organised
by different stakeholders or authorities at national, regional or local
level. Concerning the list attached, any divergence in the overall number
of meetings with our various stakeholders is simply a reflection of the
level of activity and interest each group has shown in TTIP. Over the
period concerned we have responded positively to every meeting request
from stakeholders that our agendas and daily work has permitted.

 

Regarding the correspondence/reports relating to the list of meetings you
can expect our reply in the course of September.

 

Kind regards

 

Victor Garcia

 

 

Víctor García López-Berges

[1]Description: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec_logo...

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1040 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[2][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Víctor García López-Berges,

thank you for the list of meetings released on 17 July.

I am looking forward to receiving the rest of the documents within the course of September.

I would also like to remind you that CEO may activate the procedure laid down in Article 7(4)of Regulation 1049/2001 in case the response to this request is delayed further beyond September (i.e. 9 months after the request was filed).

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

Direction générale du commerce

Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office and will be
back on 22 September.

Direction générale du commerce

Dear Ms Eberhardt,

Thanks for your message.

The file with all the documents is now ready and is in the process of being validated internally. The validation might still take some time as the file contains 123 documents (out of which we will grant access to 122 reports). Please bear with us if our reply reaches you early October.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Victor Garcia

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Thank you for your access to documents request registered as Gestdem
2014/6023, requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents.

 

Please find attached the preliminary copy of our reply. Please note that
this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.

 

Given the large number of documents we will be sending all documents in
four separate batches.

 

You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countri...

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focu...

 

We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this
email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Víctor García

 

Víctor García López-Berges

[3]Description: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec_logo...

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[4][email address]

 

 

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From: GARCIA LOPEZ BERGES Victor (TRADE)
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:44 PM
To: '[FOI #1643 email]'
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: access to information request - EBERHARDT - GestDem 2014/6023
(I)

 

Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Thank you for your access to documents request registered as Gestdem
2014/6023, requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents.

 

Please find attached the preliminary copy of our reply. Please note that
this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.

 

Given the large number of documents we will be sending all documents in
four separate batches.

 

You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countri...

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focu...

 

We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this
email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Víctor García

 

Víctor García López-Berges

[3]Description: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec_logo...

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[4][email address]

 

 

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From: GARCIA LOPEZ BERGES Victor (TRADE)
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:44 PM
To: '[FOI #1643 email]'
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: access to information request - EBERHARDT - GestDem 2014/6023
(I)

 

Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Thank you for your access to documents request registered as Gestdem
2014/6023, requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents.

 

Please find attached the preliminary copy of our reply. Please note that
this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.

 

Given the large number of documents we will be sending all documents in
four separate batches.

 

You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countri...

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focu...

 

We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this
email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Víctor García

 

Víctor García López-Berges

[3]Description: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec_logo...

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[4][email address]

 

 

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Batch 4 out of 4

 

 

From: GARCIA LOPEZ BERGES Victor (TRADE)
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:44 PM
To: '[FOI #1643 email]'
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: access to information request - EBERHARDT - GestDem 2014/6023
(I)

 

Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Thank you for your access to documents request registered as Gestdem
2014/6023, requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents.

 

Please find attached the preliminary copy of our reply. Please note that
this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.

 

Given the large number of documents we will be sending all documents in
four separate batches.

 

You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countri...

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focu...

 

We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this
email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Víctor García

 

Víctor García López-Berges

[3]Description: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec_logo...

European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1049 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
[4][email address]

 

 

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