Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
For the period between 1 October 2017 to date:
- a list of all lobby and industry meetings and/or calls held by the Directorate-General for Environment, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles ” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” were discussed.
The list should include: date, individuals attending and organisational affiliation, as well as the issues discussed;
- all minutes and other reports of these meetings and/or calls;
- all documents prepared for the purpose of the meetings issued both in preparation and after the meetings took place.
- all correspondence, including attachments (i.e. any emails, mail correspondence or telephone call notes) between the Directorate-General for Environment, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, and any lobby group and/or industry representative discussing “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles ” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen”.
To the extent possible, I prefer the documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions 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.
Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.
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GESTDEM 2021/5986 - Acknowledgement of receipt - access to documents
request - All the meetings and discussions regarding the automotive sector
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Thank you for your e-mail of 7 October 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which has been registered on
11 October 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/5986.
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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 3
November 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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Please note that we have also received your second duplicate request
dated 11 October 2021 (submitted under
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request dated 7 October, we will close this second request accordingly
and, as indicated above, handle your request (below – sent from
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DG ENV - Access to Documents Team
Dear Ms Cicculli,
Please find enclosed our reply to your request.
Waste Management and Secondary Materials, Unit B.3
Circular Economy and Green Growth Directorate
Please note that all our remarks only reflect the opinion of the Commission services and are not legally binding. A final binding legal interpretation of EU legislation can only be provided by the European Court of Justice. The above remarks are without prejudice to the position the Commission might take should the issue arise in a procedure before the Court of Justice.
Dear Ms Cicculli,
Please find enclosed the reply to your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/6311.