Ref. Ares(2021)2469851 - 12/04/2021
Legal Affairs, Inter-Institutional Relations & Communication
Lala Hakuma Dadci
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2021/2140
Dear Ms Hakuma,
We refer to your e-mail dated 7 April 2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on 8 April 2021 under the above-mentioned reference number.
Your submitted application for access to documents covers topics falling under the
responsibility of different Commission services. In that regard, your request was split in
two separate requests, whereby each part is attributed to the respective Commission
service under a separate Gestdem reference number. The Secretariat General of the
Commission will provide its own, separate reply.
The scope of your request that concerns DG CLIMA is the following: “the minutes of the
05 Feb 2021 - Meeting between Director-General Mauro Raffaele Petriccione
and IOGP - Hydrogen
19 May 2020 - Meeting between Director-General Mauro Raffaele
Petriccione and IOGP- Hydrogen and CCS
07 Apr 2020 - Meeting between Direct or-General Mauro Raffaele
Petriccione and Business Europe - Climate initiatives under the European
DG CLIMA has identified the following documents:
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Following an examination of identified documents under the provisions of Regulation (EC)
No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents and taking into account the opinion of
the third party, I regret to inform you that a complete disclosure of the documents is
prevented by the exception concerning the protection of privacy and the integrity of the
individual outlined in Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, because they
contain: names and contact information of Commission staff members not pertaining to the
senior management; names and contact details of other natural persons and other
information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Article 9(1)(b) of the Data Protection Regulation does not allow the transmission of these
personal data, except if you prove that it is necessary to have the data transmitted to you for
a specific purpose in the public interest and where there is no reason to assume that the
legitimate interests of the data subject might be prejudiced. In your request, you do not
express any particular interest to have access to these personal data nor do you put forward
any arguments to establish the necessity to have the data transmitted for a specific purpose
in the public interest.
Consequently, I conclude that, pursuant to Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001, access cannot be granted to the personal data contained in the documents, as the
need to obtain access thereto for a purpose in the public interest has not been substantiated
and there is no reason to think that the legitimate interests of the individuals concerned
would not be prejudiced by disclosure of the personal data concerned.
Please note that these documents were drawn up for internal use. They solely reflect the
author's interpretation of the interventions made and do not set out any official position
of the third parties to which the document refers, which were not consulted on its content.
They do not reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.
In case you would disagree with this position, you are entitled, in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, to submit 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 Secretariat-General of the Commission at the following address:
Unit C.1. ‘Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents’
B-1049 Brussels, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luca DE CARLI
Electronically signed on 08/04/2021 13:57 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482