Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting for the period between 30 November 2015 to date, a list of all meetings held by your DG with the following representatives: Shell, BP, Total, ENI, Repsol, Galp and Equinor.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts or question in regards to this request.
Thank you in advance.
Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke
rue du Bronze 9
1070 Bruxelles

NEAR-ACCDOC@ec.europa.eu, Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 22 July 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 23
July 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/4684.

 

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 13
August 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

 

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European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents

[3][DG NEAR request email]

 

 

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 22 July 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 23 July 2021 under the above mentioned
reference number.

 

Your request reads: “I am requesting for the period between 30 November
2015 to date, a list of all meetings held by your DG with the following
representatives: Shell, BP, Total, ENI, Repsol, Galp and Equinor”.

 

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents, which would correspond to your request.

 

We therefore invite you, in accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with
more detailed information on the documents you request, such as persons
that attended or hierarchical level of the meetings you mention, a
particular region or financial instrument within DG NEAR’s remit that
could have been object of the meetings, etc.

 

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us:

·       by email to: [1][DG NEAR request email]

 

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the deadline of 15
working days for handling your application will start running when we
receive the requested clarifications.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

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European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents

[3][DG NEAR request email]

 

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply.
I am asking for a list of all the meetings, with all your staff, for the period between 30 November
2015 to date, between your staff members and representatives of the following companies: Shell, BP, Total, ENI, Repsol, Galp and Equinor.
Could you please let me know if my request is easier to understand now?
Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke

NEAR-ACCDOC@ec.europa.eu, Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 23 July
2021 under the above-mentioned reference number and to your reply to our
clarification request from 26 July 2021.

 

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 today.

 

An extended time limit is needed for the purpose of internal consultations
in accordance with Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. Your
request involves an extensive consultation with all DG NEAR Directorates
and units.

 

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 9 September
2021.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

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European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents

[2][DG NEAR request email]

 

 

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

The reply to your request for access to documents has been drafted and is
pending approval by DG NEAR's hierarchy.

 

We are confident that you will receive a reply shortly. 

 

Again, we apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience it may have
caused. 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

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European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents

[2][DG NEAR request email]

 

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Dear Ms Verheecke,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under reference GestDem 2021/4684, along with its attachment.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG NEAR request email]

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Best regards,

 

European Commission

DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

NEAR Access to Documents

[2][DG NEAR request email]

 

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Thank you very much

Yours sincerely,

Lora Verheecke