Lobby meetings on seabed mining
Luca Rinaldi made this access to documents request to Energy
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Dear DG Energy,
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 2019 to date:
- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Directorate-General for Energy, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “deep-sea mining” and/or “seabed mining” and/or “marine minerals” were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Energy, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “deep-sea mining” and/or “seabed mining” and/or “marine minerals”;
To the extent possible, I prefer the 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.
Via Cordusio, 4 - Milan (ITALY)
C/o sala stampa nazionale
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Ares(2021)1023233 - RE: access to documents request - Lobby meetings on
seabed mining --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/589
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Dear Mr Rinaldi,
We refer to your e-mail dated 05/02/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 05/02/2021 under the above mentioned
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
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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.
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Dear Mr Rinaldi,
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