Meetings with stakeholders on RePowerEU

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Dear Climate Action,

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:

1- all correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st February 2022 between Commissioner Timmermans, and/or his cabinet and/or officials from DG CLIMA with representatives from Wintershall, Uniper Fortum, OMV, RWE, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, Repsol, Galp in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the rePower communication was discussed.

2- any briefings prepared for Commissioner Timmermans, and/or his cabinet and/or officials from DG CLIMA for meetings since 1st February 2022 with representatives from Wintershall, Uniper Fortum, OMV, RWE, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, Repsol, Galp in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the rePower communication was discussed.

3 - list of meetings since since since 1st February 2022 between Commissioner Timmermans, and/or his cabinet and/or officials from DG CLIMA with representatives from Wintershall, Uniper Fortum, OMV, RWE, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Equinor, Eni, Repsol, Galp in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the rePower communication was discussed.

4 - 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 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.

Please find my postal address here:

Corporate Europe Observatory,
Rue d’Edimbourg 26,
Brussels 1050

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

SG DOSSIERS ACCES, Climate Action

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11/04/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
28/04/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/2408 & 2022/2409.

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 20/05/2022. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear Mr Sabido,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents of 11 April 2022,
registered on 28 April 2022 under reference number Gestdem 2022/2408 (for
the DG CLIMA part).

 

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 May 2022.

 

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 June 2022.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General Climate Action

 

 

 

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Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e)
utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr Sabido,

We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 28.04.2022
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
20.05.2022.

 

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 15.06.2022.

 

We thank you for your comprehension and apologise for this delay and for
any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

SG D2 Secretariat

 

 

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Dear SG UNITE D-2,

Thank you for informing me. I look forward to the documents on 15 June.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

SG UNITE D-2, Climate Action

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Dear SG UNITE D-2,

Thank you for the documents, I really appreciate the efforts at such a busy time.

While the names of individuals are redacted, the name of the firm representing Galp is also redacted.

Please can you make this public (not the individual, but the firm). I assume that in order to have a meeting with yourselves, they would have to be in the transparency register, as the Commission guidance states, and therefore the information that they are working for Galp should be publicly available.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido

CLIMA-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Climate Action

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Dear Mr Sabido,

 

Please find enclosed a copy of our reply.

 

With kind regards,

 

CLIMA Access to Documents

European Commission

Directorate-General Climate Action

 

Dear [email address],

The email and the letter that you disclose are dated 4 May. They both reference other letters and communications with yourselves, but it appears that you have not disclosed the other letters and communication.

For example, in the attached letter, the heading is "Follow-up on our Third joint industry letter...". However, you have not included the Third joint letter, nor any of the other three letters.

In the email, it says "allow us to get back to you one more time", and goes on to say "based on our last joint industry letter from 24 March". Yet the previous letter is not included.
24 March falls explicitly within the dates provided for the FOI, which suggests that there is correspondence that has not been released.

Please provide all letters and all correspondence that goes with them.

Yours sincerely,

Pascoe Sabido