Ref. Ares(2021)7182429 - 22/11/2021
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION
By registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt
Investigative Reporting Project Italy
Viale Giulio Cesare, 92
00192 Rome, Italy Advance copy by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Your application for public access to documents – GestDem Ref No
Dear Mrs. Indiano,
We refer to your letter dated 28 October in which you submitted an application for access
to documents within the framework of Regulation (EC) 1049/20011.
1. SCOPE OF YOUR REQUEST
Following your clarifications of 8 November, your request concerned, “for the period
between 1 September 2021 to date:
- a list of the meeting and/or calls between the Vulcan Energie Ressourcen and the
[Commissioner and the team assisting him/her], during which “batteries” and/or
“hydrogen” and/or “lithium” were discussed
[including] date, individuals attending and
organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and
after the meetings took place;
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or
telephone call notes) between the [Commissioner and the team assisting him/her], and
1 Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43),
hereinafter referred to as ‘Regulation (EC) 1049/2001’.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “batteries” and/or
“hydrogen” and/or “lithium
NO DOCUMENTS HELD
We regret to inform you that we could not find any document corresponding to the
description given in your application.
We have tried to find the document(s) you requested within the agenda of our Cabinet, but
we were not able to identify anything corresponding to the description you provided.
Therefore, we are not a position to handle your request.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, the right of access as defined in
that Regulation applies only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
Given that we could not retrieve any document corresponding to the description given in
your application, we are not in a position to handle your request.
2. MEANS OF REDRESS
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a
confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position. Such a
confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt of
this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
Unit SG C.1 – Transparency, document management & access to documents
or by email to: email@example.com
Electronically signed on 18/11/2021 16:24 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482