From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
1st April 2019 RE: Access to Documents related to gas/RED/2030 targets

Dear sirs,

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

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2019 between Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and/or her cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG GROW on one hand and representatives from ExxonMobil and/or the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) on the other, in which one or more of the following issues were addressed:
- the Gas winter package;
- the gas market design;
- the last review of the Renewable Energy Directive
- and the review of the 2030 climate and energy targets.

2 - list of meetings between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2019 between officials and representatives of DG GROW on one hand and representatives representatives from ExxonMobil and/or the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) on the other, in which in which one or more of the following issues were addressed:
- the Gas winter package;
- the gas market design;
- the last review of the Renewable Energy Directive
- and the review of the 2030 climate and energy targets.

3 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

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 Corporate Europe Observatory, 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.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

Note: See Regulation (EC) n. 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community Institutions and bodies (hereinafter "Aarhus Regulation")

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Ms Balanya,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 01/04/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 09/04/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/2202.
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 06/05/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private 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 also that the European Commission is not responsible for any possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request. Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours sincerely,

DG GROW – Access to documents team
European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

Hallo,
Thanks for your response.
Could you let me know why it has taken 9 days to be registered? This adds over a week to the 15 days established for the response,

kind regards,
Belén Balanyá

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Ms BALANYA,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 01/04/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 09/04/2019 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 06/05/2019.

 

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 08/05/2019.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

 

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Ms BALANYA,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 01/04/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 09/04/2019 under the above mentioned
reference number.

The reply to your request could not be finalised today. Therefore, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
extended time limit of 15 working days, which expires today (28/05/2019).
Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to send you the
reply as soon as possible.

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

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

 

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

With reference to your request of 01/04/2019 for access to documents,
please find attached a reply from Mr Gwenole Cozigou, Director of
Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stephanie NEWPORT
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European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Unit C2 – Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

+32 2 298 3609

 

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