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From: Belen Balanya

Brussels, 29 June, 2016

RE: Access to Documents related to ETS review

Dear sirs,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation' (see note) , I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

- all correspondence (including email) since 15 April 2016 between the President Jean-Claude Juncker and /or vice President Frans Timmermans and/or their cabinet on one hand and representatives from BusinessEurope, CEFIC, Eurofer, the European Rountable for Industrialists (ERT), The Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries, Gas Naturally, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Eurelectric, Cembureau, ZEP (Zero Emissions Platform), RWE, Repsol, Shell, ArcellorMital, IFIEC Europe, BDI (Federation of German Industries), European Bioeconomy Alliance, BASF and/or Lafarge on the other, in which the issue of the review of the EU ETS Directive was addressed.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

Note: See Regulation (EC) n. 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community Institutions and bodies (hereinafter "Aarhus Regulation")

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

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Dear Ms Balanya,


Thank you for your e-mail  dated 29/06/2016.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 30/06/2016 under references numbers GESTDEM  2016/3640


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
22/07/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.


You have lodged your application via the website. Please note
that this is a private 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


Please note that the responsible Directorate-General may contact you when
handling your request pursuant to Article 6 of Regulation 1049/2001, in
order to receive a more precise explanation of the document(s) requested .


Yours faithfully,


European Commission
Secretariat General

Unit B4 – Transparency


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EC ARES NOREPLY, Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2016)3713282 concernant "R/Your application for access to documents - Ref. GestDem No 016/3640" envoyé par M/Mme HANDLEY Peter le 20/07/2016.

Please find attached document Ares(2016)3713282 regarding "R/Your application for access to documents - Ref. GestDem No 016/3640" sent by Mr/Ms HANDLEY Peter on 20/07/2016.

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