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Dear Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,

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 DG MARE 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)

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[4]Ares(2021)1015981 - your GestDem request 2021/0579

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email of  04/02/2021.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on today
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0579.

 

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
26/02/2021. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[5]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

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[4]Ares(2021)1449257 - Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM
2021/0579

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Dear Mr Civillini,

We refer to your request of  04/02/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 05/02/2021 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 26/02/2021.

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 19/03/2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

MARE ACCESS TEAM

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[4]Ares(2021)1972360 - Your request GestDem 2021/0579

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Dear applicant,

 

We would like to inform you that we are currently processing the reply to
your request for access to documents GestDem 2021/0579,  which is due
today. Unfortunately, the administrative process is not yet finalised and
the reply will be delayed. We expect to be able to send it early next
week.  

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this delay might cause.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM

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Dear ve_mare.acces.documents (MARE),

The response to my request is long overdue.

By law your should have provide a response by no later than 26/02/2021, which you then extended to 19/03/2021.

I kindly request you to respect the provisions of Regulation 1049/2001 and respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

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[1]Ares(2021)2106053 - RE: Ares(2021)1972360 - Your request GestDem
2021/0579

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Dear applicant,

We sincerely apologise for the delay in handling your request. We confirm
that the reply is being finalised and should be signed by our Director
General within a few days.

MARE ACCESS DOCUMENTS

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MARE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached reply to your request registered under GestDem
2021/0579.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
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 this email.

 

Thank you.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM

 

 

 

Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply.

However, I wish to point out that there must be a few mistakes in your reply.
First of all, your reply does not include a formal letter explaining which documents have been released.

I can only see two documents, which are named "Annex 3" and "Annex 4". This suggest that you should have sent me at least two more documents (presumably "Annex 1" and "Annex 2"). Additionally, the document title "Annex 3" cannot be opened. As you can see, the attached file weighs 0 Kbytes, there must have been an error in uploading it.

I kindly request to rectify your reply as soon as possible.
It is rather disappointing that, despite a long extension beyond the deadline established by law, you response is still inadequate.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

MLCUCHOVA Katarina, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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Dear applicant,

We hope there will be no technical issue with opening attached email.

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Dear MLCUCHOVA Katarina,

I can only repeat the same message as above, as nothing has changed in your latest response.

One of the files attached cannot be opened.

Your reply does not include a formal letter explaining which documents have been identified and released.

The two documents attached are named "Annex 3" and "Annex 4". This suggest that you should have sent me at least two more documents (presumably "Annex 1" and "Annex 2").

Please rectify as soon as possible or I will be forced to request an internal review.

I can send you my email address if you have problems uploading documents on this platform.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

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