Ref. Ares(2017)1871499 - 07/04/2017
By registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt
School of Global Studies
University Of Sussex
Advance copy by email:
[FOI #4095 email]
Your application for access to documents - GestDem 2017/1810
Dear Ms Heise,
I refer to your e-mails dated 17, 20, and 22 March 2017 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 22 March 2017 under the above mentioned reference
Between July 2015 and March 2017, and concerning the issue of the EU Emission trading
System, natural gas import and production, and unconventional gas exploitation (shale gas/
"fracking"), you request access to
a) all correspondence (including e-mails) between the Commissioner Cañete, his Cabinet, or
any staff member of the Directorate General for Climate Action, and representatives of
fertiliser producers and fertilizer interest groups;
b) a list of all meetings between these actors;
c) minutes of such meetings.
A list of meetings as you have requested it under point b) does not exist.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in that
Regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
However, information on meetings held by Commissioner Cañete and his Cabinet, as well as
myself, is available on the Commission's web pages:
Your application concerns minutes of a meeting on 2 March 2017 between representatives of
Fertilizers Europe and myself, the document is enclosed.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111