Tudor Constantinescu Correspondence

Barnaby Pace made this access to documents request to Energy

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to any correspondence or meetings between Tudor Constantinescu and Gas Infrastructure Europe or any of its members (listed at https://www.gie.eu/dna/members/) since 1 January 2021.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

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.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would 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.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email or on +44 7525 592 738. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Barnaby Pace, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely
Barnaby Pace

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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
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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
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aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 October 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
11/10/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/6013.

 

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 3 November 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 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).

 

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Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

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provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
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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
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Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[7][email address]

 

 

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 08 October 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 11 October 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 03
November 2021.

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the documents 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 24 November
2021.

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Energy,

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 'Tudor Constantinescu Correspondence'.

This request is now long overdue and by law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by its extended deadline 3rd of November 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Barnaby Pace

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor, Energy

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

On behalf of Mr Constantinescu, please find attached the reply concerning
your application for access to documents.

 

With best regards,

 

 

______________________________________
Ana Sofia Silveiro Afonso

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Directorate General for Energy
Office of Mr Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Advisor to the Director General

+   DM24 - 03/074
          Rue de Mot 24
          BE - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)
(   +32 2 295 42 19
* [email address]

 

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CONSTANTINESCU Tudor, Energy

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor (ENER) would like to recall the message, "Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/6013".

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor, Energy

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor (ENER) would like to recall the message, "Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/6013".

Dear [email address],

I have still not received a full response to this request even though it is extremely overdue. Could you provide an update?

I note also that I received an email from Mr Tudor Constantinescu, which he later attempted to recall. The email included a letter stating that documents could be disclosed, without attaching them?

Why was Mr Contantinescu involved with sending emails regarding requests for his documents?

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace

Dear Energy,

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 'Tudor Constantinescu Correspondence'.

I have yet to receive a response to this request despite the deadline having expired some time ago. A response was send on 24 January 2022, however this was then recalled by "CONSTANTINESCU Tudor (ENER)", the officials who've documentation was requested. No further response has been received. This raises concerns that Mr Constantinescu is playing a central role in which documents are disclosed, presenting a potential conflict of interest.

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

Yours faithfully,

Barnaby Pace

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor, Energy

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

Our SG colleagues told us that our reply from January somehow didn’t reach
you.

 

Please find it attached again.

 

Could you please confirm by return of email that you correctly received
it?

 

With best regards,

 

 

______________________________________
Ana Sofia Silveiro Afonso

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Directorate General for Energy
Office of Mr Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Advisor to the Director General

+     DM24 - 03/074
          Rue de Mot 24
          BE - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)
(    +32 2 295 42 19
* [email address]

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From: SILVEIRO AFONSO Ana Sofia (ENER) On Behalf Of CONSTANTINESCU Tudor
(ENER)
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:56 AM
To: [FOI #10036 email]
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/6013

 

Dear Mr Pace,

 

On behalf of Mr Constantinescu, please find attached the reply concerning
your application for access to documents.

 

With best regards,

 

 

______________________________________
Ana Sofia Silveiro Afonso

[4]cid:image001.jpg@01CE68E1.13B4F640
Directorate General for Energy
Office of Mr Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Advisor to the Director General

+   DM24 - 03/074
          Rue de Mot 24
          BE - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)
(   +32 2 295 42 19
* [email address]

 

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Dear Ms Afonso,

Thank you for your note. However, it appears that the documents themselves, other than your letter, are not attached? Could you resend them?

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace

CONSTANTINESCU Tudor, Energy

Thank you for the mail. I am currently absent, with limited access to
e-mail.  For urgent matters you may contact Mrs Ana Silveiro
([email address]).

SILVEIRO AFONSO Ana Sofia, Energy

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Dear Mr Pace,

Please find them all attached again.

Best regards,
Ana

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Dear Ana,

Thank you for resending these. I can confirm I have now received the attachments. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Energy

Dear Mr Pace,

Thank you for your emails of 04/01/2022 and 20/06/2022 in which you lodged
a confirmatory application for access to documents.

Due to clerical errors, it seems that you did not get the answer from DG
ENER when they sent it to you.

In the meantime, we have been informed by DG ENER that the initial reply
has been sent again to you on 26/07/2022 and that you acknowledged receipt
on 27/07/2022.

If you wish to submit a confirmatory request in accordance with Article 7
of the Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you remain free to do so.

Best regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Secretariat-General
SG C.1
[email address]

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
request for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM
2021/6013.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

May we kindly ask you to confirm receipt of attached letter by return
email?

 

We also sent the letter by post, but it was returned to us because
apparently the address (Rue Belliard 53 Brussels) is no longer correct.
May we ask you to confirm the correct postal address, please?

 

Many thanks.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[1][email address]

 

 

 

From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:46 AM
To: [FOI #10036 email]
Subject: Your confirmatory request for access to documents - GESTDEM
2021/6013

 

Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
request for access to documents registered under the number GESTDEM
2021/6013.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[2][email address]

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Apologies for the confusion, I did confirm receipt with Ms Ana Sofia Silveiro Afonso separately. I'm happy to confirm receipt of your closing letter.

Our address is currently:

Global Witness
c/o WeWork
Rue de Commerce 31 / Handelsstraat 31
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energy

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 Mr Pace,

Thank you very much for your reply. Much appreciated.

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[1][email address]

 

 

 

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Hello,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2021/6387.

Kind regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Hello,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2021/6387.

Kind regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Dear Mr Pace,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the case number 2021/6386.

Kind regards,

SG.C1 - Access to Documents Team