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.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Ms Balanya ,

Thank you for your e-mail of 26 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 26 May 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3458.

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 June 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party 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.

Please note that the private third party running the website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by the AsktheEU.org website.
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.
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Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 27/05/2021
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 expires today.

 

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
held by different Services which must be consulted.

 

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 08/07/2021.

 

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under GESTDEM 2021/3458.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during the
COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice. 

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG GROW request email].

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

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Dear Madam,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered 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 expires on 21/06/2021.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents.

 

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 12/07/2021.

 

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

I'm confused. In your last response you extend the time limit, but in the one before that you said there's no documents for COmmissioner Breton, his Cabinet, or DG Grow.
Can you explain to what refers the time extension?

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Ms Balanya,

There was a confusion and the deadline extension for GESTDEM 2021/3532 was sent to your old mail address, [FOI #9568 email] for which the related GESTDEM number is 2021/3458.
- For this number 2021/3458, the response is indeed that there are no documents.
- For GESTDEM 2021/3532, there is a deadline extension until 12 July.

Kind regards,

DG GROW Access to Documents Team.

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Dear [email address],

Sorry, still not clear which GESTDEM is for DG Clima and which one for Energy. So I can't know who extended deadline until 12 July and who's late responding.

I understand GROW has no relevant documents.

Could you clarify?

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

Dear [email address],

Also, can you explain what you mean when you said it was sent to my old email address? as far as I know I haven't changed any address.

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya