Ref. Ares(2021)3630358 - 02/06/2021
Directorate D - Twin Transition, Economic & Social Affairs
Mr. Pascoe Sabido
Corporate Europe Observatory
26 Rue d'Edimbourg
Belgium send by e-mail : ask+request-9453-
Dear Mr Sabido,
Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
We refer to your e-mail dated 7 May 2021 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on the same day under the abovementioned reference number.
In your email, you requested a list of all meetings, the minutes of those meetings and
correspondence between the SG and stakeholders on the Hydrogen Act and/or any other
stand-alone hydrogen legislation, as well as the Hydrogen Backbone, covering the period
from July 2020 to the present day.
The Secretariat-General does not hold any documents that would correspond to the
description given in your application.
As specified in Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the right of access applies
only to existing documents in the possession of the institution.
Given that no such documents, corresponding to the description given in your
application, are held by the Secretariat-General, the Commission is not in a position to
fulfil your request.
In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 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 of receipt of
this letter to the Secretariat-General of the Commission at the following address:
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents unit (SG.C.1)
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronically signed on 02/06/2021 11:38 (UTC+02) in accordance with article 11 of Commission Decision C(2020) 4482