Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council

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From: Peter

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Dear Madam, Sir,

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:

All preparatory documents, presentations, minutes and verbatim reports related to the 4th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council held on 14 February 2018.

I'm looking forward to receiving your reply.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

postal address:
EUobserver
Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium

PS: I have noticed that the European Commission sometimes send both a digital and a paper version by registered mail of your response. Please only send paper versions of your communication if you do not intend to send a digital copy. The physical mail always reaches me later than e-mail, so paper versions are environmentally wasteful and somewhat inefficient.

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15/02/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994.

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 08/03/2018.

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

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Your application for access to documents, registered under the above
mentioned reference number, is currently being handled. However, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 08/03/2018

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the document requested.

 

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 03/04/2018.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS Team
 
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European Commission
DG ENER
Unit A.1

DM24 08/010
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 29 80503

 

 

 

 

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From: Peter

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Dear Mrs Remis,

I refer to my access to documents request registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994. Yesterday, the extended deadline has passed, meaning that legally the Commission should have responded to that request by now.

Looking forward to a response without delay.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

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From: Peter

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Dear Mr Remis,

I refer to my access to documents request registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994. The extended deadline has passed more than a week ago, but I have not yet received a response from the Commission.

Please respond without delay.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

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From: Peter

Delivered

Dear Mr Remis,

I refer to my access to documents request registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994. A response is long overdue, but I have not received it, despite reminding the European Commission several times of the deadline.

If a response has not arrived within the next 48 hours, I will file a complaint with the European Ombudsman.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Really sorry for the time taken for collecting and preparing the documents
answering to your request.

 

The file is now ready and is circulating for approval by our hierarchy;

it should be signed by our Director General in the following days, before
being sent to you.

 

Best regards

 

 

Thierry LIBERT

 

European Commission – DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS Team

Office: DM24 08/010 | B-1049 Bruxelles | Belgium

Phone: +32 2 29 80503 | Mobile: +32 473 71 19 08
Email: [1][email address

 

 

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Dear Mr Libert,

Thanks for your personal apology. I will muster a few more days of patience.

All the best,
Peter

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

With regard to your request for access to documents under Regulation
(EC)1049/2001, which has been registered on 15 February 2018  under
reference GestDem 2018/0994  in the GestDem database, please find attached
and advanced copy of our reply as well as the annexes.

The original hard copy letter with annex will be send to your postal
address , registered with acknowledgement of receipt , by postal services.

Peter Teffer

postal address:

EUobserver

Rue Montoyer 18B

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Secretariat Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and
Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

 

 

From: LIBERT Thierry (ENER)
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:11 PM
To: [FOI #5151 email]
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Really sorry for the time taken for collecting and preparing the documents
answering to your request.

 

The file is now ready and is circulating for approval by our hierarchy;

it should be signed by our Director General in the following days, before
being sent to you.

 

Best regards

 

 

Thierry LIBERT

 

European Commission – DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS Team

Office: DM24 08/010 | B-1049 Bruxelles | Belgium

Phone: +32 2 29 80503 | Mobile: +32 473 71 19 08
Email: [1][email address

 

 

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From: Peter

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Dear Madam, Sir,

First of all, thanks for your reply to my access to documents request which was registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994. I appreciate the time taken to send the reply.

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council', which was registered on 15/02/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/994.

I would like you to reconsider the disclosure of document 2 for the following reason. Regulation 1049/2001 article 4(1)a third indent does indeed provide a possibility to refuse access if disclosure would undermine the protection of the public interest as regards international relations. However, I feel it has not been clearly explained why the public interest would be more at stake than if it were disclosed. The Southern Gas Corridor is of vital importance to EU citizens, both because they have an interest in security of supply but also because of negative consequences of fossil fuels on climate change.

Additionally, I would like you to check again whether all documents have been identified to which I referred (All preparatory documents, presentations, minutes and verbatim reports related to the 4th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council held on 14 February 2018.) No minutes or verbatim reports were identified. I find it very difficult to believe that at such a high-level event like the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, no one produced verbatim reports or even took any minutes.

As for the refusal to release document 3 and 4, can you explain why the agenda and the joint declaration are treated as documents for which the permission of the government of Azerbaijan is required? The name of joint declaration suggests that it is a joint declaration. Should this not give the EU side the right to decide whether to disclose it? It is peculiar that the Commission would allow Azerbaijan to decide whether and when to publish the joint declaration.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/sout...

All the best,
Peter

postal address:
EUobserver
Rue Montoyer 18B
1000 Brussels
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Les bureaux de la Commission sont fermés les 9, 10 et 11 mai 2018.  Vos
demandes d'accès aux documents seront traitées dès le 14 mai. 

*  *  *

European Commission departments are closed on 9, 10 and 11 May 2018.  We
will handle your requests for access to documents as from 14 May.

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email dated 09/05/2018, by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
ENER to your initial application GESTDEM 2018/994.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 15/05/2018 - [6]Ares(2018)2522200.

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (06/06/2018).  In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery.  We kindly offer you the possibility to provide us a contact
phone number (by email to [7][email address]), so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

 

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG B.4 – Transparency

[9][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

I refer to your e-mail of 9 May 2018, registered on 15 May 2018, in which
you submit 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 ('Regulation 1049/2001').

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements we need to carry out
a full analysis of your request, in order to take a final decision and,
therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit expiring on 6 June 2018.

 

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 27 June 2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

I refer to your e-mail of 9 May 2018, registered on 15 May 2018, by which
you submit 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.

 

I also refer to our holding reply dated 6 June 2018, by which the time
limit for replying to your confirmatory request was extended by 15 working
days pursuant to Article 8(2) of the above-mentioned Regulation. This
extended time limit expires on 27 June 2018.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we will not be able to respond within
the extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalized our external
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,

 

 

Martine Fouwels

Deputy Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit B4 (Transparency)

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

With regard to your request for access to documents under Regulation
(EC)1049/2001, which has been registered on 15 February 2018  under
reference GestDem 2018/0994  in the GestDem database, please find attached
an advanced copy of a further reply as well as the annexes.

The original hard copy letter with annex will be send to your postal
address , registered with acknowledgement of receipt , by postal services.

 

Peter Teffer

postal address:

EUobserver

Rue Montoyer 18B

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Secretariat Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and
Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

From: VAN CAUWENBERGH-WILLOCX Chantal (ENER)
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 8:54 PM
To: '[FOI #5151 email]'
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

With regard to your request for access to documents under Regulation
(EC)1049/2001, which has been registered on 15 February 2018  under
reference GestDem 2018/0994  in the GestDem database, please find attached
and advanced copy of our reply as well as the annexes.

The original hard copy letter with annex will be send to your postal
address , registered with acknowledgement of receipt , by postal services.

 

Peter Teffer

postal address:

EUobserver

Rue Montoyer 18B

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Secretariat Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and
Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

 

 

From: LIBERT Thierry (ENER)
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:11 PM
To: [FOI #5151 email]
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Really sorry for the time taken for collecting and preparing the documents
answering to your request.

 

The file is now ready and is circulating for approval by our hierarchy;

it should be signed by our Director General in the following days, before
being sent to you.

 

Best regards

 

 

Thierry LIBERT

 

European Commission – DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS Team

Office: DM24 08/010 | B-1049 Bruxelles | Belgium

Phone: +32 2 29 80503 | Mobile: +32 473 71 19 08
Email: [1][email address

 

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

The attached document should also have been included in this reply .

 

Best regards

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

 

From: ENER A3 SECRETARIAT
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 3:58 PM
To: '[FOI #5151 email]'
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

With regard to your request for access to documents under Regulation
(EC)1049/2001, which has been registered on 15 February 2018  under
reference GestDem 2018/0994  in the GestDem database, please find attached
an advanced copy of a further reply as well as the annexes.

The original hard copy letter with annex will be send to your postal
address , registered with acknowledgement of receipt , by postal services.

 

Peter Teffer

postal address:

EUobserver

Rue Montoyer 18B

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Secretariat Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and
Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

From: VAN CAUWENBERGH-WILLOCX Chantal (ENER)
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 8:54 PM
To: '[FOI #5151 email]'
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: RE: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

With regard to your request for access to documents under Regulation
(EC)1049/2001, which has been registered on 15 February 2018  under
reference GestDem 2018/0994  in the GestDem database, please find attached
and advanced copy of our reply as well as the annexes.

The original hard copy letter with annex will be send to your postal
address , registered with acknowledgement of receipt , by postal services.

 

Peter Teffer

postal address:

EUobserver

Rue Montoyer 18B

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

Yours faithfully, 

 

European Commission

DG ENERGY – Directorate General for Energy

Secretariat Directorate A – Unit A3 – International Relations and
Enlargement

Office DM 24  7/137

 

 

 

 

From: LIBERT Thierry (ENER)
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:11 PM
To: [FOI #5151 email]
Cc: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS; ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Subject: The answer to your Access to documents request - GESTDEM
2018/0994

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Really sorry for the time taken for collecting and preparing the documents
answering to your request.

 

The file is now ready and is circulating for approval by our hierarchy;

it should be signed by our Director General in the following days, before
being sent to you.

 

Best regards

 

 

Thierry LIBERT

 

European Commission – DG Energy
ENER ACCESS DOCUMENTS Team

Office: DM24 08/010 | B-1049 Bruxelles | Belgium

Phone: +32 2 29 80503 | Mobile: +32 473 71 19 08
Email: [1][email address

 

 

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Dear Peter Teffer,
Please find attached a copy of the confirmatory decision taken on your
request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/0994,
adopted on 18/09/2018 in the above-mentioned case.
Please note that the Secretariat-General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.
This copy is solely sent for your information and is not the formal
notification of the confirmatory decision.
 
Best regards,
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit B4 - Transparency
Office address BERL 05/315
+32 2 995 63 26
[1][email address]
 
 
 

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