From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
1st April 2019 RE: Access to Documents related gas/RED

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 April 2017 and 31st March 2019 between the Commissioner for Climate Action and/or his cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG CLIMA on one hand and representatives from ExxonMobil and/or the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) on the other, in which one or more of the following issues were addressed:
- the Gas winter package;
- the gas market design;
- the last review of the Renewable Energy Directive
- and the review of the 2030 climate and energy targets.

2 - list of meetings between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2019 between officials and representatives of DG CLIMA on one hand and representatives representatives from ExxonMobil and/or the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) on the other, in which in which one or more of the following issues were addressed:
- the Gas winter package;
- the gas market design;
- the last review of the Renewable Energy Directive
- and the review of the 2030 climate and energy targets.

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

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")

Acción por el Clima

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Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 1 April 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 3 April 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/2095.

 

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 29
April 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is 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 European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

 

Acción por el Clima

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 1 April 2019,
registered on 3 April 2019 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expired on 29 April 2019.
This is due to the fact that in order to retrieve the documents requested,
large files have to be examined.

 

In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we have to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 22 May 2019.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

 

 

Dear Climate Action,

On April 30th you set a new deadline - 22 May 2019 - to reply to my access for documents request (registered GestDem 2019/2095.) More than a month later I still have not got any response.

I urge you to send me the documents I requested with no more delay,

Belen Balanya

Acción por el Clima

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Dear Ms. Balanya,

Your reply was sent on 21 June 2019. Please find attached a copy of the
reply.

 

Best regards,

 

Access to Documents team

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

 

From: CLIMA ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 3:42 PM
To: [email address]
Subject: Your application for access to documents - GestDem 2019/2095

 

Dear Ms. Balanya,

 

Please find attached the electronic reply to Your application for access
to documents - GestDem 2019/2095.

The original copy will be send by post.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Access to Documents team

 

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European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

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