Correspondence and meetings fossil fuel industry and Commission on RePowerEU

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation', I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st February 2022 between officials from the Secretariat General, particularly the Recovery and Resilience Task Force with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group)in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

2- any briefings prepared for the Secretariat General, particularly the Recovery and Resilience Task Force with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

3 - list of meetings since since since 1st February 2022 between with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

4 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

5 – any briefings prepared ahead of meetings between officials from the Secretariat General, particularly the Recovery and Resilience Task Force with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.
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 Food & Water Action Europe, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

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.

Please find my postal address here:

Frida Kieninger
Rue d’Edimbourg 26,
1050 Ixelles
Belgium

Thank you for your assistance.

Kind regards,
Frida Kieninger

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11/04/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
12/04/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/2129.

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 06/05/2022. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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SG UNITE D-2, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Mrs Kieninger,

We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 12.04.2022
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 today.

 

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 02.06.2022.

 

We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

SG D2 Secretariat

 

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Dear SG UNITE D-2,

I have until today not received any response to my request. The deadline has passed several days ago. Could you let me know when to expect an answer with the information requested?

Yours sincerely,

Frida Kieninger