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Hydrogen Europe dec 20- May 21

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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
6 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to Hydrogen Europe

Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg Grow, Secretariat General, DG Move, DG Competition

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

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, Commissioner Vălean, Commissioner Vestager, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow, DG Move, DG Competition and Secretariat General and representatives of Hydrogen Europe on the other.

2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between officials and representatives of the European Commission and representatives of Hydrogen Europe.

3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls 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

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Energy

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[5]Your access to documents request - Hydrogen Europe Dec 20-May 21 -
GESTDEM 2021/3009 - Ares(2021)3068321

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to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG ENER request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
07/05/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3009.

 

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 2 June 2021. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party 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 that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.

For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1

[email address]

 

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SG UNITE D-2, Energy

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

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Dear Madam,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 16/06/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/3993.

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
07/07/2021.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course. Please apologise for the delay in registration and we assure you
that we will do our utmost to send a reply as soon as possible.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party 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 that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our For
information on how we process your personal data visit our page [1]Privacy
statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General,

In your response you say that the scope of my request " is too broad to allow the Commission to search
for the relevant documents. If you wish to pursue this request, please define which
officials and representatives of the European Commission, or at least the representatives
of which Directorate-General, you would like this request to cover."

As I only request correspondence and meetings with one group, Hydrogen Europe, I do not think the scope is so broad. But I'm happy to restrict it to DG Energy and all Cabinet from President von der Leyen, President von der Leyen herself and Secretariat General. I'm mentioning together Energy and SG as SG responses are coming in the request I sent to Energy.

I had made separate access requests to three other DGs.

Kind regards,

Belen Balanya

Dear Energy,

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

In conformity with Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter “the Regulation”), I hereby submits a confirmatory application regarding the Commission's implied refusal to provide the information I requested on 6 May 2021 (which has not been given a gestdem number as far as I know)

That request referred to interactions with Hydrogen Europe. The only response by DG Energy there refers to a different request I did on 16 June, referring to interactions with HydrogenforEurope (different group), which is given reference number GESTDEM 2021/3993.)

I note that the deadline to reply to my request of 6 May referent to Hydrogen Europe has long ago expired.

I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.

Kind regards,
Belén Balanyá

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

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 06 May 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 16 June 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 expired on 07
July 2021.

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the documents requested.

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 29 July 2021.

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 08/07/2021 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by the
Secretariat General in reply to your initial application GESTDEM
2021/3993.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 12/07/2021 (Ares(2021)4512847).

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (03/08/2021). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

 

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[email address]

 

 

 

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KOLINSKI Lukasz, Energy

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

The Directorate-General for Energy of the Commission has received your
request for access to documents related to Hydrogen4EU. We are currently
processing it.

Due to the nature of your request, we are seeking an agreement from the
third party related to the disclosure of documents.

We will react to your request as soon as possible. Thank you for your
understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lukasz KOLINSKI
Head of Unit

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European Commission
DG ENERGY
Unit C1 – Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy
Office: DM 24 07/004

 

Rue Jean-André De Mot, 24

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 29 69111

+32 473 853 624

 

 

 

 

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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Energy

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[5]Your confirmatory application for access to documents under Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2021/3993 - 1st holding letter -
Ares(2021)4932341  (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 Ms Balanya,

 

I refer to your email of 8 July 2021, registered on 12 July 2021, by which
you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article 8(1) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference numbers GESTDEM 2020/3993.

 

I would like to inform you that your confirmatory application is currently
being handled. Unfortunately, due to ongoing consultations, we are not in
a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the prescribed
time limit expiring on 3 August 2021.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 24 August 2021.

 

We can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final
reply as soon as possible. We regret this additional delay and sincerely
apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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

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Dear Madam,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
requests for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM
2021/3993.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency
Berl. 07/251

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