Access to Documents related to minutes of meetings of Vice President Sefcovic and his Cabinet - jan 2018

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Brussels 16 January 2018
Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels

Dear Energy,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation' (see note) , I would herewith like to ask for access to the minutes and or notes of the following meetings: (those meetings are some of the ones listed here: )

Meetings of Maroš Šefčovič with:
- ENGIE on 1/06/2017 in Brussels on Nordstream2
- Naftogaz of Ukraine on 19/12/2016 in Brussels on the follow up trilateral gas talks; gas sector reform Ukraine

And meetings of Maroš Šefčovič's Cabinet:

-Bernd Biervert with Ecofys Netherlands B.V on 05/12/2017 in Brussels on the presentation of study "Gas for Climate - a path to 2050"
- Bernd Biervert with Nord Stream 2 AG on 30/06/2017 in Moscow on Nord Stream 2
- Bernd Biervert with Shell on 30/06/2017 in Moscow on Nord Stream and LNG Strategy
- Dagmara Koska with ENGIE on 21/06/2017 in Brussels on Nordstream2
- Christian Linder with ENGIE on 02/06/2017 in Brussels on the gas market in Hungary
- Bernd Biervert with Nord Stream 2 AG on 15/11/2016 in Brussels on the state of play of Nord Stream 2

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.
Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory
Note: See Regulation (EC) n. 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community Institutions and bodies (hereinafter "Aarhus Regulation")

Yours faithfully,

Belen Balanya

Generaldirektion Energie

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 16/01/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 16/01/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/335.

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 06/02/2018.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
Berl. 05/315

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Generaldirektion Energie

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Dear Ms Balanya,


Your application for access to documents, registered under the above
mentioned reference number, is currently being handled. However, we were
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
time limit of 15 working days, which expired on 06/02/2018.


An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the document requested.


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 27/02/2018.


We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.


Yours faithfully,


European Commission
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 62 44




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