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Parliamentary questions
2 May 2017
E-003054-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D)

 Subject:  Open access to European Defence Agency information
 Answer(s) 

Judging from information on www.asktheeu.org, it appears that since February 2016, the European Defence Agency (EDA) no longer answers questions in the scope of open access to information (freedom of information or FOI requests), nor in the case of confirmatory applications(1).

However, according to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, EU institutions have the duty to give at least one reason why certain information cannot be released (see Articles 7 and 8 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001). Seeing that this is not the case, I have the following questions:

What is the reason for the European Defence Agency’s delay in answering FOI requests?
How many meetings has the EDA had with representatives from the private sector with regard to the Preparatory Action on Defence Research and the European Defence Research Programme, to repeat the question in the FOI request of 15 February 2017(2)?
What was discussed at these meetings?

(1) https://www.asktheeu.org/en/body/eda
(2) https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/industry_lobbying_on_the_prepara_4#outgoing-8113

Original language of question: NL 
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