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Dear / Dear Directorate-General for Energy,

On the basis of the freedom of information in the EU Treaties, as guaranteed by Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents containing the following information:

I request all correspondence (including e-mail) between the former and/or current Energy Commissioner and/or his Cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG Energy on the one hand and representatives of UNEP, OGMP, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Mr. R. Kupers on the other, concerning methane emissions and/or funds spend from the European Commission in association to these entities/ individuals.

I agree with the privacy statement mentioned.

Yours sincerely,

Thank you very much.

M. Wunderlich

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).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
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
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).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address and you complete name. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the Europa website:

http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/....

Best regards,

Access to documents team
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear Energy,

DG ENER wants to have transparency when it comes to methane emissions. Thus DG ENEr shall also provide transparent data when it comes to their work with stakeholders.

Please disclose all the data requested on Methane emissions framework.

Yours faithfully,

M. Wunderlich

Dear Mr Wunderlich,

 

We requested you to provide a postal address and you replied the
following:

 

" DG ENER wants to have transparency when it comes to methane emissions.
Thus DG ENEr shall also provide transparent data when it comes to their
work with stakeholders. Please disclose all the data requested on Methane
emissions framework".

 

Since 1 April 2014, the submission of a postal address became a mandatory
feature for the purpose of making an application for access to documents.
We would like to explain why we need your postal address in order to
register and handle your application for access to documents:

 

•            Firstly, to obtain legal certainty as regards the date you
received the European Commission reply to your application for public
access to documents. Article 297 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union (TFEU) states that ‘[…] decisions which specify to whom
they are addressed, shall be notified to those to whom they are addressed
and shall take effect upon such notification.’ In line with this
provision, if the Commission does not grant full access to the requested
documents, it notifies the reply to the applicant via registered mail with
acknowledgement of receipt or via delivery service. This requires an
indication of a valid postal address by the applicant;

 

•            Secondly, to apply correctly the Data Protection Regulation
(EU) 2018/1725  . Knowing whether the applicant is an EU resident (or not)
is necessary for deciding which conditions shall apply for the
transmissions of personal data to applicants for access to documents.
These conditions are not the same for recipients established in the Union
and for recipients in third countries. As the vast majority of the
documents requested contain personal data, the Commission cannot ensure
the correct application of the data protection rules in the absence of a
postal address;

 

•            Thirdly, to apply correctly Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001  .
Article 4(1)(b) of that Regulation refers to the protection of the privacy
and integrity of the individual and has to be applied in line with the
Data Protection Regulation;

 

•            Fourthly, to protect the interest of other citizens and
safeguard the principle of good administration. The Commission has to
treat all citizens equally by ensuring that the legal framework for public
access to documents is respected. For example, it has to verify whether
Article 6(3) of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 is being evaded by
introducing several requests under different identities. Indeed, in its
Ryanair judgment  , the General Court confirmed that Article 6(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 cannot be evaded by splitting an application
into several, seemingly separate, parts. In addition, the Commission has
to make sure that the legal framework is respected and the right of access
to documents is not abused by making requests under an invented identity.

 

The considerations above show that the request for and the consequent
processing of the applicant’s postal address is not only appropriate, but
also strictly necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the
public interest within the meaning of Article 5(1)(a) of Data Protection
Regulation, namely providing a smooth and effective access to documents.

 

We therefore kindly reiterate our request to you to provide a full valid
postal address, so we can duly register and handle your request. Please
note that, once we receive your postal address, we will register your
request for access as an initial application for access to documents in
the meaning of Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The deadline
for handling your initial request shall run as from the moment of
registration of your application following the submission of your postal
address.

 

Please be also informed that, as your application has not been dealt with
yet at the initial level pending the receipt of your postal address, your
message cannot be considered a confirmatory application in the meaning of
Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.]

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Access to Documents Team (rc)

 

 

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Dear Energy,

appologies that my postal address was not submitted.
please write to me under:

M. Wunderlich
c/O Beushausen
Mittenwalderstr. 47
10961 Berlin

Yours faithfully,

M. Wunderlich

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).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
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
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).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 17/09/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
17/09/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/5495.

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 08/10/2020. 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).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents Team (rc)

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