Taxonomy Jan-May 2021

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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
6 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to EU taxonomy for sustainable activities

Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg GROW, Secretariat General, DG FISMA, DG ECFIN

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st january 2021 and 6th May 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, Commissioner McGuinness, Commissioner Gentiloni and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow, DG Fisma and Secretariat General on one hand and stakeholders on the other, where EU taxonomy for sustainable activities was addressed.

2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between officials and/or representatives of the European Commission and stakeholders where the issue of EU taxonomy for sustainable activities was addressed.

3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls 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.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dear Sir Balanya,

Thank you for your e-mail of 06/05/2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 07/05/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3006.

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 02/06/2021. 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 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,
DG GROW Access to Documents Team

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 07/05/2021
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 02/06/2021.

 

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns documents
held by different Services which must be consulted.

 

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 23/06/2021.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Please find the second batch of documents for the reply to your access to
document request GESTEM 2021/3006.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:18 PM
To: 'Belen Balanya' <[FOI #9449 email]>
Cc: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG GROW request email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

Dear Ms
Balanya,                                                                                                                                                    

 

Please find enclosed the reply to our request for access to documents -
GESTDEM 2021/3006.

Please note that the documents attached are only a first part. The second
part will follow by a separate email.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

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From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG GROW request email]>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:21 PM
To: Belen Balanya <[FOI #9449 email]>
Cc: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG GROW request email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

Dear Ms
Balanya,                                                                                                                                                    

 

Please find enclosed the reply to our request for access to documents -
GESTDEM 2021/3006.

Please note that the documents attached are only a first part. The second
part will follow by a separate email.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Thanks for the information sent. You mentioned the second part will be sent in a different mail. But only one arrived?

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:36 PM
To: Belen Balanya <[FOI #9449 email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

 

 

From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[1][DG GROW request email]>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:21 PM
To: Belen Balanya <[2][FOI #9449 email]>
Cc: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[3][DG GROW request email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

Dear Ms
Balanya,                                                                                                                                                    

 

Please find enclosed the reply to our request for access to documents -
GESTDEM 2021/3006.

Please note that the documents attached are only a first part. The second
part will follow by a separate email.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 [4][DG GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[5]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

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2. mailto:[FOI #9449 email]
3. mailto:[DG GROW request email]
4. mailto:[DG GROW request email]

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From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:34 PM
To: 'Belen Balanya' <[FOI #9449 email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

 

 

From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:18 PM
To: 'Belen Balanya' <[1][FOI #9449 email]>
Cc: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[2][DG GROW request email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents - GESTDEM 2021/3006

 

Dear Ms
Balanya,                                                                                                                                                    

 

Please find enclosed the reply to our request for access to documents -
GESTDEM 2021/3006.

Please note that the documents attached are only a first part. The second
part will follow by a separate email.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 [3][DG GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[4]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

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2. mailto:[DG GROW request email]
3. mailto:[DG GROW request email]

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Dear Ms Balanya,

The file was too large to be sent in one email. I have forwarded you again the 3 emails sent, please let me know if you have well received them this time.

Many thanks,
DG GROW ATD team

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From: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG GROW request email]>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:23 PM
To: Belen Balanya <[FOI #9449 email]>
Cc: GROW ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG GROW request email]>
Subject: Your request for access to documents GESTEM 2021/3006 - PART 2

 

Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Please find the second batch of documents for the reply to your access to
document request GESTEM 2021/3006.

 

According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
 sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
 extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during 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 GROW request email] .

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[2]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

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Dear [email address],

Yes, thanks so much, I have received it all now.

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Many thanks for your feedback.

Please note that when you submit your ATD request through the portal ASK the EU, the system generates a different email address each time, hence the confusion. May we suggest you add also an alternative address to which we can copy our communications?

Kind regards,
DG GROW ATD team

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