Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, and referring to the 'Aarhus Regulation', I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st December 2018 and 12 July 2020 between Commissioner Simson and/or her cabinets and/or officials from the DG Energy on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, Snam and Fleishman Hillard, in which the issue of hydrogen and or carbon capture and storage (CCS) were addressed.
2 - list of meetings between 1st December 2018 and 12 July 2020 between officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, Snam and Fleishman Hillard on the other, in which issue of hydrogen and or carbon capture and storage (CCS) were addressed.
3 - minutes of the meetings 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 Re:Common, via dei Sardi 28, 00185 Rome, Italy.
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.
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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
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Dear Elena Gerebizza,
Thank you for your e-mail of 17/07/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
22/07/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4439.
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
12/08/2020. 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.
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ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents
HOW WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
Dear Ms Gerebizza,
We refer to your e-mails dated 17/07/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 22/07/2020 under the above mentioned
Your applications are currently being handled. However, we will not be in
a position to complete the handling of your applications within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 12/08/2020.
An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the document 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 02/09/2020.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [email address]
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