Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

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 February 2021 to date:

- a list of the meeting and/or calls between Stellantis and the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, including any Cabinet Members and/or officials, during which “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles ” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” and/or “lithium” 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 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and Stellantis, 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” and/or “lithium”.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Carlotta Indiano

Investigative Reporting Project Italy
Viale Giulio Cesare, 92 - 00192 ROMA

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

Dear Madam,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 29/10/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/6444.

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 23/11/2021. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party 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 system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.
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privacy policy.

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Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
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Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (rc)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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FISMA-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

Subject:           Your applications for access to documents (Gestdem
2021/5926, Gestdem 2021/6021 and Gestdem 2021/6025).

Dear Ms Indiano,

We are writing with regard to three of your applications requesting access
to documents from DG FISMA, which have been registered under the following
numbers:

Gestdem 2021/5936 (your e-mail of 7 October 2021 registered on the same
day), by which you request documents containing 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 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital
Markets Union, 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 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,
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” (…)”;

Gestdem 2021/6021 (your e-mail of 7 October 2021 registered on the same
day), by which you request documents containing the following information:

“(…) For the period between 1 October 2017 to date:

- a list of the meeting and/or calls between European Battery Alliance and
the Directorate-General for Stability, Financial Services and Capital
Markets Union, 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 Stability, Financial
Services and Capital Markets Union and the European Battery Alliance,
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” (…)”;

Gestdem 2021/6025 (your e-mail of 11 October 2021 registered on the same
day), by which you request documents containing the following information:

“(…) For the period between 1 October 2017 to date: - a list of the
meeting and/or calls between The European Automobile Manufacturers’
Association and the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial
Services and Capital Markets Union, 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 Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, 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” (...)”.

Your applications are closely interlinked and concern a very large number
of documents, which need to be assessed individually. As they are worded
now, they would cover documents under the responsibility of several
consecutive Commissioners and their cabinets. Such a detailed analysis
cannot be carried out within the normal time limits set out in Article 7
of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

Therefore, we would like to kindly ask you for your cooperation to narrow
down the scope of your applications, so as to reduce them to a more
manageable amount of documents.

As concerns your request GestDem 2021/5936, bearing in mind that the
Cabinet of Commissioner McGuinness came into office on 12 October 2020, we
would therefore propose to provide you with the list of meetings and/or
calls held by DG FISMA and Members of Commissioner McGuinness’s Cabinet
based on the search keywords “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric
vehicles” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen” from 12 October 2020 to 7
October 2021 (the date of your request). This list will give a full
overview of meetings, as a starting point for your investigative research.

As regards your two requests about meetings/calls between DG FISMA and the
European Battery Alliance (Gestdem 2021/6021) and between DG FISMA and the
European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (Gestdem 2021/6025), we
would also propose that DG FISMA’s answer concerns the meetings held by DG
FISMA officials or Cabinet members under the mandate of Commissioner
McGuinness, therefore covering a period from 12 October 2020 to 11 October
2021 (the date of your requests).

For the documents that may not fall under the original scope of your
requests after the narrowing of the scope above, we would kindly invite
you to consider lodging new access requests, if possible giving a concrete
description of the documents you seek access to and/or introducing a
narrow timeframe in order to help us treat your files in full compliance
with the deadlines set by the Regulation.

We thank you very much in advance for your cooperation. We would be
grateful if we could receive your reply by 8 November at the latest by
e-mail to: [1][email address]. In the case of absence
of a reply, we will proceed as outlined in our proposal.

Yours sincerely,

 

FISMA ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your suggestion.

I will narrow down the scope of my investigation from 12 October 2020 to 7 October 2021 for the list of meetings and/or calls held by DG FISMA and Members of Commissioner McGuinness’s Cabinet based on the search keywords “hydrogen vehicles” and/or “electric vehicles” and/or “batteries” and/or “hydrogen”.

As regards my two requests about meetings/calls between DG FISMA and the European Battery Alliance and between DG FISMA and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association , I agree covering a period from 12 October 2020 to 11 October 2021.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Carlotta Indiano

FISMA-B2@ec.europa.eu, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

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Dear Ms Indiano,

Please find enclosed an extension letter regarding your access to
documents request with reference number GESTDEM 2021/6444.

Warmest regards

Fisma B2 Secretariat

 

FISMA-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

Dear Ms Indiano,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 7 October 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered under the above mentioned reference
number.

 

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 21 December 2021. An extended
time limit is needed as the application requires more research than
expected. Therefore, we have to extend the time limit by 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 11/01/2022 . We apologise for this delay and
for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Fisma A2

Acces Documents Team

FISMA-B2@ec.europa.eu, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

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Dear Ms Indiano,

Please find attached a reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under the reference GestDem 2021/6444. Please note that the
enclosed information only refers to documents held by FISMA while the
replies of other services will arrive in due course.

 

According to the standard procedure, a reply is usually also sent to you
by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary
health and security measures currently in force during the COVID-19
pandemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical
staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this
procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address] and to
[2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

Fisma B2 Secretariat

 

 

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FISMA-B2@ec.europa.eu, Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

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Dear Ms Indiano,

Please find attached a reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under the reference GestDem 2021/5936. Please note that the
enclosed information only refers to documents held by FISMA while the
replies of other services will arrive in due course.

 

According to the standard procedure, a reply is usually also sent to you
by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the extraordinary
health and security measures currently in force during the COVID-19
pandemics, which include the requirement for all Commission non-critical
staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this
procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address] and to
[2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

Fisma B2 Secretariat

 

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