Ref. Ares(2020)4227430 - 12/08/2020
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ENERGY
Directorate A - Energy policy
A.1 – Strategy and Policy Coordination
By registered letter with acknowledgment of
Ms Faye HOLDER
40 Bermondsey Street,
United Kingdom Advance copy by email:
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020/3511
Dear Ms Holder,
We refer to your e-mail dated 09/06/2020 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered under the above-mentioned reference number.
You request access to:
All documentation, including but not limited to attendance lists, agendas, background
papers, minutes/notes, video recordings and email correspondence about or
summarising, the following meetings:
1. Between TOTAL S.A. and member of Kadri Simson's Cabinet, Laure Chapuis-Kombos
Your application concerns the following documents:
Meeting request open date – Stefano Grassi with
Holding reply - Meeting request – Stefano Grassi
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: DM24 08/153 - Tel. direct line +32 229-20815
Meeting minutes – 8 April 2020 - Stefano Grassi
and Cabinet Simson’ members with TOTAL
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Electronically signed on 03/08/2020 15:58 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563