Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg Grow, Secretariat General,
From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
12 July 2020 RE: Access to Documents related to the Hydrogen strategy

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:

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st December 2019 and 12 July 2020 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyren, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from the European Commission on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, Total, BP, Equinor, ZEP, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, the Hydrogen Council, Business Europe, the European Roundtable for Industry, GasNaturally, Eurogás, ENTSO-G, Snam, Enagás, Fluxys, Open Grid Europe, GRTGaz, Teréga, Eurofer, ArcelorMittal, FTI Consulting, Fleishman Hillard, Alstom, Engie, Air Liquide, Toyota, Gas for Climate consortium, Gas Infrastructure Europe on the other, in which the Hydrogen strategy was addressed.

2 - list of meetings between 1st December 2019 and 12 July 2020 between officials and representatives of the European Commission on one hand and representatives from IOGP, Shell, Total, BP, Equinor, ZEP, the Global CCS Institute, Hydrogen Europe, the Hydrogen Council, Business Europe, the European Roundtable for Industry, GasNaturally, Eurogás,ENTSO-G, Snam, Enagás, Fluxys, Open Grid Europe, GRTGaz, Teréga, Eurofer, ArcelorMittal, FTI Consulting, Fleishman Hillard, Alstom, Engie, Air Liquide, Toyota, Gas for Climate consortium, Gas Infrastructure Europe on the other, in which the the Hydrogen strategy was addressed.

3 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

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

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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[5]Ares(2020)3688077 - RE: access to documents request - Access to
Documents related to the Hydrogen strategy July 2020

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,

 

Below request will be handled under Gestdem references

 

-           GESTDEM 2020/4243 – SG

-           GESTDEM 2020/4244 – DG ENER

-           GESTDEM 2020/4245 – DG CLIMA

-           GESTDEM 2020/4246 – DG GROW

 

as it is identical to the request registered under the above mentioned
references.

 

Thank you.

 

With kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Dear Belen Balanya,

We refer to your e-mail of 12/07/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 13/07/2020 under reference number
GESTDEM 2020/4243 - SG.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 04/08/2020.

 

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 26/08/2020.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to documents teams

Secretariat-General Unit E2

 

 

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From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS

To: Belen Balanya

Subject: RE: access to documents request - Access to Documents related to
the Hydrogen strategy July 2020

 

Dear Madam,

 

Below request will be handled under Gestdem references

 

- GESTDEM 2020/4243 – SG

- GESTDEM 2020/4244 – DG ENER

- GESTDEM 2020/4245 – DG CLIMA

- GESTDEM 2020/4246 – DG GROW

 

as it is identical to the request registered under the above mentioned
references.

 

Thank you.

 

With kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

 

European Commission Secretariat-General SG C.1  [email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

I hereby submit a confirmatory application regarding my access to documents request sent on 12 July 2020 (reference number GestDem 2020/4243).

The extended deadline to reply to my request expired on 28 August 2020 and I have not received any further message, neither the documents I had asked for.

I urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.
kind regards,

Belen Balanya

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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[1]Ares(2020)5038263 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request
- Access to Documents related to the Hydrogen strategy July 2020

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
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Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,
  
Thank you for your email dated 24/09/2020 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by the
Secretariat-General in reply to your initial application GESTDEM
2020/4243.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 25/09/2020 (Ares(2020)5038177).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (16/10/2020). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)

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Dear Secretary General

On October 1st I received a response from you to my access to document request registered with GESTDEM 2020/4243 – SG

The response disclosed only one letter and attachment from Arcelor Mittal, and it stated that the search was still ongoing for other documents, but I have received nothing more. I would find it very surprising if all the documents on this issue limits to this one. Could you please indicate at what stage is the search? That response did not include any extension of the established time in which the Commission should respond, so I'm hoping for a quick release of the rest of documents.

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Dear Ms Balanya,

Thank you for your kind reminder.

We have received the additional documents falling within the scope of your request, which are currently being assessed by our team. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with a specific deadline for the final reply, but we would like to assure you that we are fully working on your request. Once again, we apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience it might cause to you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,

Access to documents team
SG.C.1
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Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision
C(2021)1397, as adopted by the European Commission on 23.2.2021.
 
 
Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.
 
Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
European Commission
Secretariat General
SG.B.2 - Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Tel. +32 2 29 71829
Email [1][email address]
 
 

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Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision
C(2021)1397, as adopted by the European Commission on 23.2.2021.
 
 
Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.
 
Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
European Commission
Secretariat General
SG.B.2 - Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Tel. +32 2 29 71829
Email [1][email address]
 
 

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SG-GREFFE-CERTIFICATION@ec.europa.eu, Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Unless we are mistaken, we have not received your acknowledgement of
receipt following the message addressed to you on the 24.2.2021.
 
Could you please check and confirm the receipt of the message as well as
the attached documents (2 parts via 2 separate messages)?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: BOLDIS Oana (SG) On Behalf Of SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:54 PM
To: '[FOI #8351 email]'
<[FOI #8351 email]>
Cc: BEVIERE Chantal (SG) <[email address]>
Subject: C(2021)1397 part 2/2 - annex 15-28
Importance: High
 
 
Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision
C(2021)1397, as adopted by the European Commission on 23.2.2021.
 
 
<< File: 1_EN_ACT_part1_v2.pdf >>  << File:
15_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
16_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
17_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
18_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
19_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
20_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
21_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
22_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
23_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
24_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
25_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
26_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
27_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
28_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>
Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.
 
Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
European Commission
Secretariat General
SG.B.2 - Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Tel. +32 2 29 71829
Email [1][email address]
 
 

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Good afternoon,
 
Following my message of 8.3.2021, could you please check and confirm the
receipt of the 2 messages addressed to you on the 24.2.2021 as well as the
attached documents?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help.
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Oana Boldis
 
European Commission
Secretariat General
SG.B.2 - Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Tel. +32 2 29 71829
Email [1][email address]
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: BOLDIS Oana (SG) On Behalf Of SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2021 7:38 PM
To: '[FOI #8351 email]'
<[FOI #8351 email]>
Cc: BEVIERE Chantal (SG) <[email address]>
Subject: Reminder C(2021)1397 part 2/2 - annex 15-28 + part 1/2 - annex
1-14
 
 
Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Unless we are mistaken, we have not received your acknowledgement of
receipt following the message addressed to you on the 24.2.2021.
 
Could you please check and confirm the receipt of the message as well as
the attached documents (2 parts via 2 separate messages)?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: BOLDIS Oana (SG) On Behalf Of SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:54 PM
To: '[FOI #8351 email]'
<[2][FOI #8351 email]>
Cc: BEVIERE Chantal (SG) <[3][email address]>
Subject: C(2021)1397 part 2/2 - annex 15-28
Importance: High
 
 
Dear Ms Balanya,
 
Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision
C(2021)1397, as adopted by the European Commission on 23.2.2021.
 
 
<< File: 1_EN_ACT_part1_v2.pdf >>  << File:
15_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
16_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
17_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
18_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
19_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
20_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
21_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
22_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
23_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
24_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
25_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
26_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
27_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>  << File:
28_EN_annexe_acte_autonome_nlw_part1_v1.pdf >>
Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.
 
Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.
 
Kind regards,
Oana Boldis
 
European Commission
Secretariat General
SG.B.2 - Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Tel. +32 2 29 71829
Email [4][email address]
 
 

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