Communication with stakeholders on Austrian airfare plans

Pascoe Sabido made this access to documents request to Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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:

1) Any and all correspondence (including email) from 1 January 2020 to the present day, between DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and stakeholders regarding airfare pricing in relation to the climate. This includes, but is not limited to, measures proposed by the Austrian government.

2) A list of meetings, virtual or otherwise, from 1 January 2020 to the present day, between DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and stakeholders regarding airfare pricing in relation to the climate. This includes, but is not limited to, measures proposed by the Austrian government.

3) minutes of all meetings, virtual or otherwise, from 1 January 2020 to the present day, between DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and stakeholders regarding airfare pricing in relation to the climate. This includes, but is not limited to, measures proposed by the Austrian government.

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, I prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to the address below.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido
Corporate Europe Observatory
Mundo-B
26 Rue d'Edimbourg
Bruxelles 1050
Belgium

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

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 09 February 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10 February 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0616.

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 3 March 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 Asktheeu 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.

Yours faithfully,
GROW Access to Document Team

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for the clarification regarding privacy. I am happy for the third party-generated email address to be used, and for my published postal address to be used in any physical correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

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

Dear Mr SABIDO,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 09/02/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 10/02/2020 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 03/03/2021.

 

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 24/03/2021.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

GROW Access to Documents Team

 

ve_grow.access documents(GROW), Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Mr Sabido,

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents registered under GestDem 2021/0616.

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 [DG GROW request email].

Kind regards,
DG GROW – Access to documents team