Ref. Ares(2023)47162 - 04/01/2023
Directorate B – Carbon Markets and Clean Mobility
CLIMA.B.3 – Mobility (I): Road
1 Long Ln
SE1 4PG, London
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Your application for access to documents 2022/6043
Dear Mr Youriev,
We refer to your request for access to European Commission documents registered on
24.10.2022 under the above-mentioned reference number.
You request access to
All documentation, including, but not limited to, attendance lists, agendas, background
papers, minutes/notes and email correspondence about or summarising, the following
meetings of Commissioner Frans Timmermans and DG CLIMA and their cabinet with
1) Meeting with Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles (ACEA) on
19/09/2022 about CO2 standards for trucks.
2) Meeting with Stellantis on 26/09/2022 about the Shift to Electric Mobility.
3) Meeting with Daimler Truck AG (DT AG) on 12/10/2022 about getting zero emission
trucks on the roads.
4) Meeting with Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VOLKSWAGEN AG) on 26/09/2022 on
the transition to green mobility.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË – Tel. +32 22991111
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Your application concerns the following documents:
1 Invitation to Mr Timmermans to participate 18.10.2022
in 'Getting Zero-Emission Trucks on the
2 Invitation Panelist 12. October - Zero 16.09.2022
emission trucks and buses_redacted
3 Follow-up meeting with Stellantis on 16.10.2022
4 Mission_report_Czechia_Sep_2022_redacted 06.12.2022
With regard to the documents 1,2,3,4 listed above, a complete disclosure of the identified
documents is prevented by the exception concerning the protection of privacy and the
integrity of the individual outlined in Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
because they contain the following personal data:
– the names/initials and contact information of Commission staff members not pertaining
to the senior management;
– the names/initials and contact details of other natural persons;
Article 9(1)(b) of the Data Protection Regulation does not allow the transmission of these
personal data, except if you prove that it is necessary to have the data transmitted to you
for a specific purpose in the public interest and where there is no reason to assume that
the legitimate interests of the data subject might be prejudiced. In your request, you do not
express any particular interest to have access to these personal data nor do you put forward
any arguments to establish the necessity to have the data transmitted for a specific purpose
in the public interest.
Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data contained in the requested
documents, as the need to obtain access thereto for a purpose in the public interest has not
been substantiated and there is no reason to think that the legitimate interests of the
individuals concerned would not be prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data concerned.
Please note that documents 1,2,3 originating also from third parties are disclosed to you
based on Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. However, this disclosure is without prejudice
to the rules on intellectual property, which may limit your right to reproduce or exploit
the released documents without the agreement of the originator, who may hold an
intellectual property right on them. The European Commission does not assume any
responsibility from their reuse.
Document 4 was drawn up for internal use under the responsibility of the relevant
Service of the Cabinet of Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans. It solely reflects
the services’ interpretation of the interventions made and does not set out any official
position of the third parties to which the document refers, which was not consulted on its
content. It does not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.
In case you would disagree with this position, you are entitled, in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to submit a confirmatory application requesting the
Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed to the Secretariat-General of the
Commission within 15 working days upon receipt of this letter. You can submit it in one of
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Acting Head of Unit
Electronically signed on 04/01/2023 14:03 (UTC+01) in accordance with Article 11 of Commission Decision (EU) 2021/2121