TTIP energy policy

The request was partially successful.

Dear DG Trade,

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:

- a list of meetings of DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of the companies Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon-Mobil, and the trade associations BusinessEurope and The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), including lobby consultancies and law firms acting on their behalf, in which TTIP policy on energy and or raw materials were discussed in reference to forthcoming negotiations (between December 1st 2015 and July 25th 2016).

- minutes and other reports of these meetings;

- all correspondence (including emails) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and the Cabinet) and representatives of Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon-Mobil, BusinessEurope and CEFIC, including lobby consultancies and law firms acting on their behalf, in which TTIP policy on energy and or raw materials were discussed in reference to forthcoming negotiations (between December 1st 2015 and July 25th 2016).

Please note that by energy policy I am referring to TTIP policy pertaining to oil, gas and coal, as well renewable energy (wind, solar) and measures to make energy usage more efficient.

Please ensure that all documents are sent as soon as they are found, rather than waiting for the entirety of the request to be met.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information to assist your research.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas O'Neill
InfluenceMap

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Dear Mr. O'Neill,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required
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.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Best regards,

Access to Documents

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European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear Trade,

My address is: 40 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD, United Kingdom.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas O'Neill

Dear Mr O'Neill,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 25/07/2016 and your address. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered today under reference number GestDem 2016/4167.

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 16/08/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private 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.

Best regards,
DG TRADE

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Dear DG Trade,

I note that it has been over 15 working days since I sent my request. Please could you let me know when I can expect a reply?

Kind regards,

Thomas O'Neill

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Dear Mr O'Neill,

 

Your application with reference number 2016/4167 is currently being
handled. However, we were not in a position to complete the handling of
your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expired
yesterday.

An extended time limit is needed as many files have to be examined and
third parties consulted. Furthermore the colleagues who are responsible
for trade policy on energy and raw materials files are currently absent.
We are identifying the documents but for the individual assessment of
these documents we will need to wait for the colleagues to return.

 

Therefore, we have extended 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 06/09/2016.

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

 

Best regards,

 

Access to Documents

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European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear Trade,

Your response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now.

Please can you send all documents you have collected immediately without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas O'Neill

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Dear Mr O'Neill,

 

We apologise for the delay in replying to your request, which is mainly
due to the fact that the units responsible for your request are currently
processing a large number of wide scope requests for access to documents.

 

We have been thoroughly reviewing our files, however unfortunately we have
not been able to identify so far documents that would fall under the scope
of your request. We are currently running the last checks on our records.
If this is confirmed, we will shortly provide you with a reply that no
documents falling under the scope of your request has been found.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

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European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear Mr.

 

Thank you for your access to documents request of 25 July 2016 registered
as GestDem 2016/4167.

 

Please find attached a copy of our reply. This decision will also be sent
to you via registered mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Linda Navarro