Ref. Ares(2021)3648497 - 03/06/2021
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Ms Balanya BELEN
Rue d’Edimbourg 26
Dear Ms Belen,
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/3032
We refer to your e-mail dated 6 May 2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 7 May 2021 under the above mentioned reference number:
Access to the following:
1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st January 2021 and 6th May 2021
between President von der Leyen, Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans,
Commissioner Breton, Commissioner McGuinness, Commissioner Gentiloni and/or their
cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow, DG Fisma and
Secretariat General on one hand and stakeholders on the other, where EU taxonomy for
sustainable activities was addressed.
2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021
between officials and/or representatives of the European Commission and stakeholders
where the issue of EU taxonomy for sustainable activities was addressed.
3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls mentioned above.
As regards exchanges involving Commissioner Gentiloni and his Cabinet, we regret to
inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given
in your application.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: CHAR 11/046 - Tel. direct line +32 229-99560
Indeed, 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
Given that no such documents have been identified, the Commission is not in a position
to handle your request.
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a
confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Transparency unit SG-B-4
or by email to: email@example.com
Electronically signed on 02/06/2021 20:09 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482