To Dg Clima
From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
23 March 2022 RE: Access to Documents lobby meetings
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation', I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
- minutes of the video call between Shell and Commissioner Timmermans on 5 March 2022
- minutes of the video call between Kreab and SSAB AB and Sarah Nelen and Antoine Colombani on RePowerEU on 15 March 2022
- minutes of the video call between Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S) and Diederik Samsom on the EU’s Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonisation Package on 10 March 2022
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.
Thank you for your assistance.
Corporate Europe Observatory
Thank you for your e-mail of 23 March 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 28
March 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/1812.
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 21 April 2022. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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
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provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
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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.
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ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)
Access to documents request - extension of the deadline - GESTDEM
2022/1812 - Ares(2022)3113928 (Please use this link only if you are an
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Dear Mrs Balanya,
We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 28.03.2022
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
tomorrow, the 21 April 2022.
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 16.05.2022.
We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.
SG D2 Secretariat