From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
26 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to Business & Science Poland and the Polish Hydrogen Tehcnology Platform
Dear DG energy, DG Clima, DG Grow,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st January 2021 and 26th May 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow one side and representatives of Business & Science Poland and/or the Polish National Hydrogen Technology Platform on the other.
2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st January 2021 and 26th May 2021 between officials and representatives of the European Commission and representatives of Business & Science Poland and/or the Polish National Hydrogen Technology Platform on the other.
3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls mentioned above
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.
Thank you for your assistance.
Corporate Europe Observatory
RE: access to documents request - Access request re Business & Science
Poland, Polish Hydrogen Platform - Energy, Clima, Grow --- Ref .Gestdem
2021/3485 - 2021/3486 & 2021/3487 - Ares(2021)3512151
Sent by REMIS NICOLAS Carlos (SG) <[email address]>. All
responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par REMIS NICOLAS Carlos (SG) <[email address]>.
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We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 27/05/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/3485 - 2021/3486 & 2021/3487.
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 17/06/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Access to documents team (rc)
Dear Ms Balanya,
We refer to your e-mail of 26 May 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 27 May 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 will expire on
17 June 2021.
An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the documents 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 08 July 2021.
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [email address]
2. mailto:[email address]
Dear [email address],
Thanks for your responses.
Could you clarify which GESTDEM number is for which dg?
Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.
In conformity with Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter “the Regulation”) I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Access request re Business & Science Poland, Polish Hydrogen Platform - Energy, Clima, Grow' (which has an unclear GESTDEM number as three were given to me without specifying which one refers to Energy)
I note that the extended deadline to reply to my request has expired.
I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.
Thank you for your email dated 20/07/2021 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
ENER in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/3485.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 22/07/2021 (Ares(2021)4710381).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (12/08/2021). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.
Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.
Access to documents team (cr)