Information about the gas market reform

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Dear Energy,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am contacting you to request information related to the gas market reform as detailed below.

From: Frida Kieninger,
Address: 26, Rue d'Edimbourg, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

I would herewith like to ask for access to the following information:

1 - all correspondence (including email) between 1st January 2018 and March 2nd 2020 between the former and/or current Commissioner for Energy and/or his/her Cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from ENTSO G, ENTSO E, Eurelectric in which the gas market reform or the TEN-E regulation was addressed.

2 - list of meetings between between 1st January 2018 and March 2nd 2020 between the former and/or current Commissioner for Energy and/or his/her Cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG Energy on one hand and representatives from ENTSO G, ENTSO E, Eurelectric in which the gas market reform or the TEN-E regulation was addressed.

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
Frida Kieninger
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Brussels 1050, Belgium

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.

Kind regards,

Frida Kieninger
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Brussels 1050, Belgium

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")

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
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Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
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der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 28/02/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
28/02/2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/1188.

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 20/03/2020. 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 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
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We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
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that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
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Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
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alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

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Dear Ms Kieninger,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 28/02/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 28/02/2020 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 20/03/2020.

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 15/04/2020. 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
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Dear DG Energy,

I would like to remind you that your response to my request is long overdue. Can you let me know by when I can expect an answer?

Kind regards,

Frida Kieninger

Dear Ms Kieninger,

Please note that due to heavy workload and the the extraordinary circumstances, the handling of your request are currently delayed.
We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. We expect to provide your with a reply early May.

Thank you for your understanding.
Best regards,

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

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