Meetings and correspondence with SolarPower Europe and EWEA (WindEurope)

Ihre Anfrage war teilweise erfolgreich.

Marijke Vermander

Dear DG 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:

1) a list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe;

2) a list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope);

3) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

4) all correspondence (including e-mails) between DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe;

5) all correspondence (including e-mails) between DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope).

Please consider my request from the 1st of January 2014 on.

Yours faithfully,
Marijke Vermander

Marijke Vermander

Dear DG Energy,

My postal address:
Marijke Vermander
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels

Yours faithfully,
Marijke Vermander

Generaldirektion Energie

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Dear Ms Vermander,

 

Thank you for your e-mail  dated 26/07/2016.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 26/07/2016 under reference number GESTDEM  2016/4184

 

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
17/08/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private 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.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
[1]cid:image001.gif@01D1AAC8.E6AD8E50
European Commission
Secretariat General

Unit B4 – Transparency<

 

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Dear Ms Vermander,

Subject:             Your application for access to documents – Ref
GestDem No 2016/4184 

We refer to your e-mail dated 26/07/2016 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under the above-mentioned
reference number.

Your application concerns possibly a very large number of documents, which
need to be assessed individually. Such a detailed analysis cannot be
carried out within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of
Regulation 1049/2001. Moreover, the handling of your request involves the
assessment of possibly very long and voluminous documents originating from
third parties. The analysis of this/these document(s), together with the
need to consult the third parties concerned in accordance with Article
4(4) and 4(5) of Regulation 1049/2001, cannot be expected to be completed
within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation
1049/2001.

However, the Regulation also provides for a possibility to confer with
applicants in order to find a fair solution when an application relates to
a very long document or concerns a very large number of documents. Article
6(3) provides that in the event of an application relating to a very long
document or to very large number of documents, the institution concerned
may confer with the applicant informally, with a view to finding a fair
solution.

 

In accordance with the case law of the EU Courts, such a solution can only
concern the content or the number of documents applied for, not the
deadline for replying.[1][1] This means that the scope of the request must
be reduced in a way that would enable its treatment within the extended
deadline of 15 + 15 working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your request and your specific interest in the documents
requested[2][2], and whether you could narrow down the scope of your
request (i.e. the subject matter and/or timeframe covered), so as to
reduce it to a more manageable amount of documents.

If that is not possible and if you maintain your request for access to all
documents concerned by your application, we propose to handle your
application in successive stages. If you accept this proposal, you could
indicate an order of priority, which we would try to follow as much as
possible in handling your application. This means that parts of your
application would be considered to have been introduced in successive
stages and will be dealt with within the corresponding new time-limits.
You would in that case receive, at regular intervals, batches of documents
which have been cleared for full or partial release and/or a reasoned
reply explaining why some (parts of the) documents cannot be disclosed.

Alternatively, you can formally withdraw those parts of your request that
cannot be handled within the extended (30 working days, counting from the
date of registration of your application on 26/07/2016) deadline of
Regulation 1049/2001, and re-introduce applications for access to these
parts in successive stages.

 

In order to enable us to respect the time-limits of Regulation 1049/2001,
we would ask you for a swift reply to our invitation to propose a fair
solution, within five working days at the latest:

·         by email to:

If you have any questions concerning the invitation, you can contact us:

·         by email at: ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS[3]@ec.europa.eu

·         by telephone at: (+32) (0) 22 98 17 47

In the absence of a reply within five working days, we will unilaterally
restrict the scope of your application to those parts that can be dealt
with within the extended deadline of 30 working days, counting from the
registration of your application 26/07/2016.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

 

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team
 
European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47

 

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Marijke Vermander

Dear ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS Team,

Thank you very much for your quick reply.

My preference would go to handling the application in successive stages.

Giving priority to:
1) the list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe;

2) the list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope).

Mentioning who was present at the meeting and which topic(s) was/were discussed.

In a next phase, then, correspondence can be tackled. I would be most interested in seeing correspondence where (natural) gas (or LNG) is being mentioned. Attachments to these e-mails can be (temporarily) excluded from my request.

For the last phase I will come back to you prioritizing which minutes of which meetings I would like to see.

I hope this way of prioritizing is clear and that it makes the request more workable.

Thank you very much in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Generaldirektion Energie

Dear Ms Vermander,

Thank you for your reply. According to your prioritizing hints we will then close your present request (Gestdem 2016/4184) and file two new ones instead:

1) the list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe and EWEA (now WindEurope)

2) correspondence between DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe and EWEA (now WindEurope), where (natural) gas (or LNG) is being mentioned

You will receive acknowledgements of registration in due time. Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team

European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47

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Generaldirektion Energie

Dear Ms Vermander,

Your request for access to documents has been registered. This message is an acknowledgement of receipt.
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a reply within 15 working days (26/08/2016).

Document request: the list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe and representatives of EWEA (now WindEurope).

Commission reference: GESTDEM 2016/4352

Yours faithfully,

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team

European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47

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Generaldirektion Energie

Dear Ms Vermander,

In order to start handling your requests, we would kindly ask you to specify the time frame of it. Without this information we will not be able to proceed.

Yours sincerely

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team
European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47

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Marijke Vermander

Dear Energy,

Please consider my request from 1 November 2014 on.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Marijke Vermander

Dear Energy,

This request is overdue. Please let me know when I can be expecting a reply.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Generaldirektion Energie

Due to the holiday period in August, some delays may occur in the
treatment of your access-to-documents request, especially where the
processing of data requires the consultation of national administrations,
external organisations or other services.

* *  *

Pendant la période des congés en août, certains retards peuvent se
produire dans le traitement de votre demande d'accès aux documents, en
particulier lorsque le traitement des données exige la consultation des
administrations nationales, d’organisations extérieures ou d’autres
services.

 

*  *  *

Während der Ferienzeit im August könnten Verzögerungen bei der Bearbeitung
Ihres Antrags auf Zugang zu Dokumenten auftreten, insbesondere wenn die
Berarbeitung die Konsultierung der nationalen Verwaltungen, externer
Organisationen oder anderer Dienststellen erforderlich macht.

 

Generaldirektion Energie

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Dear Ms Vermander,

 

Following our agreement from late July 2016 and your e-mail of 27 July
2016, we have closed your request with reference Gestdem 2016/4184 and
registered a new one: Gestdem 2016/4352. The deadline to reply (extended,
due to complicity) is 16 September 2016. Please apologize for late
information regarding this extension.

 

The request Gestdem 2016/4352 concerns the list of meetings of DG Energy
officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the
Cabinet) and representatives of Solar Power Europe as from 1 November
2014. As agreed with you, further requests will be open now, in order to
make it possible for our colleagues to deal with them within the legal
deadlines.

 

Yours faithfully

 

RAFAŁ KABACIŃSKI
Legal Officer
 
European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/046
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 298 17 47
[1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Generaldirektion Energie

Dear Ms Vermander,

Your request for access to documents has been registered. This message is
an acknowledgement of receipt.
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a
reply within 15 working days (26/09/2016).

Document request: correspondence between DG Energy officials and/or
representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and
representatives of Solar Power Europe and EWEA (now WindEurope) from 1
November 2014 until today

Commission reference: GESTDEM 2016/4945

Yours faithfully,

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team

Dear Energy,

Regarding this request, I am receiving conflicting information from you, mentioning different deadlines.

May I point out that, as we reached an agreement on August 4th, the deadline of 15 + 15 working days would be September 16th, not September 26th.

I thank you to send me all the documents that already have been prepared for this request by this date.

Yours faithfully,

Marijke Vermander

Marijke Vermander

Dear Energy,

This request is long overdue.

Please inform me as to when I can expect a reply with due information.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards,

Marijke Vermander

Dear Energy,

May I remind you I am still expecting a reply to this request - which is now overdue since a couple of weeks already.

Thank you very much for providing me with a reply with the least delay possible.

Kind regards,
Marijke Vermander

Dear Energy,
On October 13th, I have sent you ([email address]) the e-mail below.
Today, I am still waiting for a reply. My question remains the same: would it be possible to inform me when I can be expecting a reply to these requests?
Thank you very much in advance.
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Dear DG Energy,
I am e-mailing you with regards to an Access to Documents request I have made in July.
This request, originally GESTDEM 2016/4184, has been closed, and split up into two requests: GESTDEM 2016/4352 and GESTDEM 2016/4945.

GESTDEM 2016/4352 concerns a list of meetings of DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe and EWEA (now WindEurope).

GESTDEM 2016/4945 concerns correspondence between DG Energy officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of SolarPower Europe and EWEA (now WindEurope), where (natural) gas (or LNG) is being mentioned.

Regarding the dates for deadlines for reply, I have been told to expect a reply by the 16th and the 26th of September, respectively.

However, I haven't received a reply for neither requests until today.

Therefore I thought I may contact you directly to ask you when I can be expecting a reply to these requests.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards,

Marijke Vermander

EC ARES NOREPLY, Generaldirektion Energie

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2016)6046314 concernant "RE/ Request for access to documents - Reference : GESTDEM 2016/4945" envoyé par M/Mme RISTORI Dominique le 21/10/2016.

Please find attached document Ares(2016)6046314 regarding "RE/ Request for access to documents - Reference : GESTDEM 2016/4945" sent by Mr/Ms RISTORI Dominique on 21/10/2016.

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