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 of September 2021 to date:
- a list of the meeting and/or calls between the Vulcan Energie Ressourcen and the Directorate-General for Energy, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” and/or “lithium” 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 Energy and the Vulcan Energie Ressourcen, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” and/or “lithium”,
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.
Investigative Reporting Project Italy
Viale Giulio Cesare, 92 - 00192 ROMA
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Access to documents team (rc)
Dear Ms Cicculli,
We refer to your e-mail of 26 October 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 26 October 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 on 18
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 09 December
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
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