Ref. Ares(2021)3892615 - 15/06/2021
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR ENERGY
Directorate A - Energy policy: Strategy and Coordination
A.5 - Planning and Legal Affairs
Brussels 15 June 2021
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Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/0551
Dear Mr CRANSTON,
We refer to your e-mail dated 29/01/2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered under the above-mentioned reference number.
You request access to:
All documentation relating to the meeting:
1. Between FuelsEurope and Commissioner Kadri Simson on 27th November 2020;
2. Between FuelsEurope and Laure Chapuis-Kombos and Stefano Grassi, cabinet
members of Commissioner Kadri Simson on 27th November 2020.
Your application concerns the following documents:
Meeting request KS – no date (John Cooper –
Minutes of the VTC meeting between Kadri Simson and
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: DM24 07/143 - Tel. direct line +32 229-67304
Matériel pour la réunion (PPT sujet à autorisation)
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Electronically signed on 15/06/2021 08:31 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482