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Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/0107
Dear Mr Youriev,
We refer to your e-mail dated 5 January 2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 8 January 2021 under the above-mentioned reference number.
You requested access to:
“1) All correspondence, including emails, sent and received since 01/01/2019, between
the Commissioner for Climate Action, his cabinet, his officials, and any other
representatives of DG CLIMA, and representatives from Airlines for Europe (A4E).
2) List of meetings, including the meeting’s minutes, since 01/01/2019, between officials
and representatives of DG CLIMA and representatives from Airlines for Europe (A4E)”
Your application concerns the following documents:
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Please find the documents enclosed with this letter. However, I regret to inform you that I
cannot give you access to some parts of the documents.
A complete disclosure of the 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: names and contact information of
Commission staff members not pertaining to the senior management; names and contact
details of other natural persons and other information relating to an identified or identifiable
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.
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 within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter to the Secretariat-General of the Commission at the following address:
Unit C.1. ‘Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents’
B-1049 Brussels, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca DE CARLI
Electronically signed on 15/02/2021 10:40 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482