Lobby groups 1- COP26

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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
31 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents lobby groups 1- COP26

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

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st january 2021 and 31st May 2021 between Commissioner Timmermans, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and Secretariat General on one hand and representatives of Concawe/FuelsEurope, IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Eurogas, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), Business Europe, ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists), IETA (International Emissions Trading Association), Hydrogen Europe, CEPS, Eurogas, Kangaroo Group, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium (Britcham), ZEP Zero Emissions Platform , European Energy Forum, Friends of Europe, Bruegel, International Chamber of Commerce, Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues (IPIECA), Oil Council, World Petroleum Council and/or Confindustria on the other, where the issues of COP26 was addressed.

2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between between 1st january 2021 and 31st May 2021 between Commissioner Timmermans, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and Secretariat General on one hand and representatives of Concawe/FuelsEurope, IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Eurogas, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), Business Europe, ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists), IETA (International Emissions Trading Association), Hydrogen Europe, CEPS, Eurogas, Kangaroo Group, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium (Britcham), ZEP Zero Emissions Platform , European Energy Forum, Friends of Europe, Bruegel, International Chamber of Commerce, Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues (IPIECA), Oil Council, World Petroleum Council and/or Confindustria on the other, where the issues of COP26 was addressed.

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

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

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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a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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der Kommission behandelt.
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[5]Your access to documents request - Lobby groups 1- COP26 - Ref. GESTDEM
2021/3540 - Ares(2021)3597297

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 31 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
01/06/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3540.

 

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 22 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).

 

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Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1

[email address]

 

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

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[5]Your access to documents request - Lobby groups 1- COP26 - GESTDEM
2021/3540 & 2021/3564 - Ares(2021)3607092

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

Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We would like to inform you that your initial access to documents request
concerning Lobby groups 1 - COP26 sent to DG CLIMA on 31/05/2021 from the
following AsktheEU address [6][email address] has
been closed as it is a duplicate of the enclosed request.

 

The latter will be handled by the Secretariat General under ref. No
GESTDEM 2021/3540 and DG CLIMA under ref. No GESTDEM 2021/3564. Every
correspondence in relation to this request, either sent by SG or DG CLIMA,
will be forwarded through this AsktheEU address
[7][FOI #9583 email].

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1

[email address]

 

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CLIMA-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 31 May 2021,
registered on the 1 June 2021 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 22 June 2021.

 

In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we had to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 13 July 2021.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

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[5]Gestdem 2021-3564 2nd holding reply - Ares(2021)5439126  (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 20 July 2021, registered on 23 July 2021, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

 

I also refer to our holding reply of 27 August 2021, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15
working days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. This
extended time limit expires on 3 September 2021.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we are not able to respond within the
extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal consultations.
I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final
reply as soon as possible.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

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

 

 

 

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

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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
2021/3564.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

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

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

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Dear Ms Balanya,

We refer to your email of 4 October 2021, registered on the next day, by
which you submitted a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents[1]^[1] ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001").  We also refer to our clarification request of 11 October
2021, in which we asked you to specify the scope of your confirmatory
application and informed you that the deadline of 15 working days for
handling your application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications. We note that you replied to the latter on 7 November 2021.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
were not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 29 October 2021. The new deadline
expires on 20 December 2021.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause but
we would like to assure you that we will do our utmost to provide you with
a reply as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Yours sincerely,

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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