Access to documents request: 2022-06-27 meeting between Frans Timmermans and ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical

Barnaby Pace made this acceso a documentos request to Acción por el Clima

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on June 27 between Frans Timmermans and ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

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.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would 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.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email or on +44 7525 592 738. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Barnaby Pace, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely
Barnaby Pace

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 12/07/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
22/07/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4224.

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 12/08/2022. In case this time limit needs to
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Dear Mr Pace,


Please find attached the reply to your requests for access to documents,
registered under reference GestDem 2022/3193 and 2022/3579.


The reply to your request is sent to you by e-mail only. However, a paper
version of the letter can be sent at your explicit request.


We would appreciate if you could confirm receipt of this e-mail by
replying to [1][email address]


Thank you in advance.


Best regards,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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Dear Mr Pace,
Please acknowledge good receipt of this email within 5 working days.
We thank you in advance,

Dear SG UNITE D-2,

I'm happy to acknowledge receipt. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace