All the meetings and discussions regarding the automotive sector

Currently waiting for a response from Research and Innovation, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Research and Innovation,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

For the period between 1 October 2017 to date:

- a list of the meeting and/or calls between European Battery Alliance and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles ” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” were discussed.

The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;

- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;

- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the European Battery Alliance, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles ” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen”.

To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Carlotta Indiano

Investigative Reporting Project Italy
Viale Giulio Cesare, 92 - 00192 ROMA

RTD-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Research and Innovation

Dear Mrs Indiano,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 October 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on the same day under reference number GESTDEM 2021/6077.

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