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 documents - including but not limited to minutes, (hand-written) notes, audio recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, e-mails, and presentations - related to the following meeting

04/05/2020 Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice- President European Green Deal Green Deal and Recovery from COVID-19 crisis Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VOLKSWAGEN AG)

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer

postal address:
Peter Teffer
Ekko Voorkamer
Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3
3513 BH Utrecht
The Netherlands

PS 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.

Climate Action

Dear Mr Teffer,

Thank you for your e-mail of 14 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on the same day under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4277.

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 4 August 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.

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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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Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels

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Climate Action

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 14 July 2020,
registered on the same day under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 5 August 2020.

 

In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we have to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 26 August 2020.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

Dear Madam, Sir,

I refer to my access to documents request which was registered on 14 July 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4277. The extended time limit of 26 August has passed and the Commission should legally have replied by now. There is no legal basis in Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 for any further delay.

I urge you to finalise the reply to my request without delay.

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer

Climate Action

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

Further to your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2020/4277, please find attached the reply.

 

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

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

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