Correspondence and meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Waiting for an internal review by Energy of their handling of this request.

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Energy,

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:

* Copies of correspondence (emails) and details of meetings (internal Commission briefing notes, agendas, minutes) between Kadri Simson, (and / or her team); Ditte Juul Jørgensen (and / or her private secretary); and /or Matthew Baldwin and / and / or Cristina Lobillo Borrero concerning gas diversification and/or energy security including "Mozambique" and/or "Rwanda" from 1st April 2021 until today.

* Minutes of the 17 May 2022 videoconference between TotalEnergies and Ditte Juul Jørgensen regarding security of supply, diversification, energy prices and the energy transition.

To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado, C/ Sant Isidre 14E, 43110 La Canonja (Tarragona) Spain.

Yours faithfully,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 28/07/2023 and registered on 28/07/2023 under the case number
2023/4506.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 21/08/2023. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Mr Hurtado Coronado,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 28/07/2023 under case number 2023/4506.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 21/08/2023.

The application concerns documents held by different Services, which must
be consulted.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 11/09/2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

DG ENER Access to Documents Team

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Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Correspondence and meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen'.

By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded to my request, whose answer is currently long overdue.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/corre...

Yours faithfully,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
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im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2023/4506, sent on 13/09/2023 and registered on 27/09/2023.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 18/10/2023. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Dear Mr Hurtado Coronado,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2023/4506.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this message by return email.

Kind regards,

TF3 secretariat

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

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Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

1 Attachment

Dear applicant,

Please find attached a communication related to your access to documents
request EASE 2023/4506.

Kind regards

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Secretary-General of the European Commission,

I kindly request that this letter be forwarded to the appropriate official responsible for reviewing confirmatory applications.

I hereby submit a confirmatory application concerning my request for access to documents titled 'Correspondence and meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen'.

Upon reviewing the disclosed documents, I noted that document number 5 did not encompass its attachments. The accompanying letter clarified that these files were withheld due to their "commercially sensitive information", safeguarded by the exceptions delineated in Article 4(2) of the Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

The disclosed email within document number 5 enumerates the attachments as four memos, detailed as follows:

1.- A memo presenting perspectives on the current and projected supply of US LNG, the role of FERC in approving new projects, and proposals to enhance the LNG trade between the US and EU.
2.- A memo discussing potential strategies by the EU Energy Platform, its Advisory Group of industry experts, and the Energy Platform Task Force to augment LNG supply to Europe and mitigate price volatility.
3.- A memo examining the potential of EU Biomethane and strategies for rapid realization.
4.- A memo concentrating on the treatment of digestate, a by-product of méthanisation, presently posing significant challenges for increasing biomethane production.

Recognizing the potential need to withhold certain commercially sensitive information, we argue that there exists a paramount public interest that supersedes the aforementioned exceptions:

* The first memo pertains to a predominant concern of European constituents, specifically the environmental ramifications of continued fossil fuel utilization in the EU. Recent Eurobarometer data indicates that a primary demand from European citizens is the expedited adoption of renewable energies.(1) It is imperative for European citizens to discern if the fossil fuel sector is advocating for augmented gas trade with the US in light of the challenges posed by the Ukrainian conflict.
* The second memo further elucidates the aforementioned concerns. Transparency on this memo would grant European citizens clarity regarding any active lobbying efforts by notable European companies to secure alternative fossil fuel sources amid the fuel scarcity ensuing from the Ukrainian conflict.
* The third and fourth memos delve into the prospective uses of biomethane. As outlined in the REPowerEU initiative, there are plans to augment its production in the imminent future.(2) Given this, we contend that the European populace should be apprised of the fossil fuel sector's stance on this resource.

(1) https://europa.eu/eurobarometer/surveys/...
(2) https://energy.ec.europa.eu/topics/renew...

The complete history of my request and all related correspondence can be accessed at the following link: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/corr...

I respectfully request a thorough reevaluation concerning the attachments in order to enhance public understanding of pivotal issues integral to the EU’s ongoing commitment to carbon emission reduction and progression towards a sustainable, net-zero future.

Yours sincerely,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2023/4506, sent on 24/10/2023 and registered on 24/10/2023.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 16/11/2023. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2023/4506, sent on 24/10/2023 and registered on 24/10/2023.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 16/11/2023. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Mr. Hurtado Coronado,

We are writing concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case 2023/4506 registered on 24/10/2023.

We are currently working on your confirmatory request. However, we have
not yet been able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full
analysis of your request. Due to the need to conduct internal
consultations we will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 16/11/2023.

Therefore, in line with Article 8(2) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 we
need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new time
limit expires on 07/12/2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

SG.C1 - Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents

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Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Correspondence and meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen'.

The expiration date to reply to my previous confirmatory application was Dec. 7. However, no answer has been provided. I would appreciate a response.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/corr...

Yours faithfully,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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[1]Internal review of access to documents request - Correspondence and
meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen - Ares(2023)8765977  (Please use
this link only if you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien
exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr. Hurtado Coronado,

We would like to sincerely apologise for the significant delay in replying
to your confirmatory application.
In fact, the answers to confirmatory applications are formal Commission
decisions. The internal decision-making process involves the consultation
of several services, after which a decision may be formally adopted within
the Secretariat-General.

Please be assured that the examination of your request is ongoing and that
you will receive a reply from the Commission as soon as possible.

We would like to apologise again for the delay in providing you the final
reply to your confirmatory application and for any inconvenience caused by
this delay.

Yours sincerely,
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Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Correspondence and meeting minutes with Ditte Juul Jørgensen'.

My application was not addressed within the stipulated period.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/corr...

Yours faithfully,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado