Documents on Mining Policy

Generaldirektion Energie Die angefragten Informationen waren nicht vorhanden.

Dear Energy,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

For the period between 1 January 2020 to date:

All documents - including but not limited to policy papers, proposals, briefings, reports - which have been produced and/or issued by DG ENERGY and include any of the following words/phrases: “deep-sea mining”, “seabed mining”, “marine minerals”.

I would prefer to receive the documents on a rolling basis, in case the Commission’s search for, or deliberations concerning, certain documents delay their individual release.

To the extent that it is possible, I prefer to receive documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini
via Cordusio 4,
Milano (Italy)

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Generaldirektion Energie

[1]Ares(2021)1019116 - RE: access to documents request - Documents on
Mining Policy --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/586

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Dear Sir,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 5 February 2021 under reference number GESTDEM

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 26 February 2021. In case this time limit
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Yours faithfully,

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Dear Mr Civillini,


We refer to your e-mail dated 04/02/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 05/02/2021 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 on 26/02/2021.

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 19/03/2021. 

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


Best regards,




European Commission


DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]





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Dear Mr Civillini,


Please find attached the sole document (SWD(2020)269) which correspond to
your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem


Also accessible from DG Energy site:



We would appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present e-mail by
replying to [2][email address]


Best regards,


European Commission

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team

Email: [3][email address]



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