Documents on Mining Policy

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 January 2020 to date:

All documents - including but not limited to policy papers, proposals, briefings, reports - which have been produced and/or issued by the Secretariat-General and include any of the following words/phrases: “deep-sea mining”, “seabed mining”, “marine minerals”.

I would prefer to receive the documents on a rolling basis, in case the Commission’s search for, or deliberations concerning, certain documents delay their individual release.

To the extent that it is possible, I prefer to receive 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,

Matteo Civillini
IRPI
via Cordusio 4,
20123
Milano (Italy)

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

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

[1]Ares(2021)1018804 - RE: access to documents request - Documents on
Mining Policy --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/585

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Dear Sir,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 5 February 2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/585.

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ve_sg.dsg2.e2(SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

1 Attachment

Please find attached document Ares(2021)1208501 from ve_sg.dsg2.e2 (SG.DSG2.E.2) dated 12/02/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)1208501 de ve_sg.dsg2.e2 (SG.DSG2.E.2) daté du 12/02/2021.

SG-DSG2-UNITE-E2@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Civilini,

Would you please confirm safe receipt of the correspondence attached?

European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit E.2

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