Commissioner Cañete's invitations to events and speaking engagements

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Dear DG Climate Action,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting a list of, or copies of, all invitations received to attend, or speak at, an event organised by a third party, as received by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete since 1 November 2014.
Additionally, I would like to request a full list of all external speaking engagements made by Commissioner Cañete since 1 November 2014. This list should include the date and venue of the event, the host(s) and organiser(s) of the event, and the topics discussed.

Yours faithfully,

Myriam Douo
On behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe
Mundo B Building
Rue D'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels,
Belgium
[email address]

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
Thank you for your e-mail 29 June 2016.
 
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 7 July 2016 under reference number GestDem
2016/3818.
 
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
July 2016. 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 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.
 
Yours faithfully,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
I refer to your request for access to documents of 29 June 2016, which was
registered on 7 July 2016 under above-mentioned reference number.
 
You ask for access to: a list of, or copies of, all invitations received
to attend, or speak at, an event organised by a third party, as received
by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete since 1 November 2014.
 
After a first search for documents, it appears that more than 1600
documents were received by Commissioner Arias Cañete. Based on this first
estimate, it would appear that the treatment of your request would
constitute a disproportionate workload. Below calculation illustrates the
estimation of the workload linked to the handling of your request, taking
into account the human resources (FTE – full time equivalent) necessary:
 

 1. Identification of relevant documents covered by your request: 100
working days for 1600 documents.

For each document the following operation is to be performed,
corresponding to an average of ½ hour per document:
 

* identification and listing of the individual documents falling under
the temporal scope of your request;
* extraction and printing;
* in depth assessment of the document's content;
* redaction of information falling out of your request’s scope and
personal data.

 

 2. Double-checking of the final list of documents to be released: 3
working days

 

 3. Preparation of the draft text of the reply: 3 working days

 

 4. Consultation of the relevant services and cabinets regarding the draft
text – Final draft reply: 2 working days

 

 5. Approval of the reply by the Director general and dispatch of the
reply: 2 working days

 
In the light of the above, in order to prepare the reply to your request,
one staff member (FTE) would have to devote 110 full working days. Please
note that, in addition, some time was already invested in the preliminary
assessment of your request and in the preparation of this proposal for a
fair solution.
 
Therefore, I would like to propose that, in line with Article 6(3) of
Regulation 1049/2001, you specify the reason why you are interested in
obtaining access to these documents, and which (types of) documents you
are interested in in particular.
 
If, on the contrary, you wish to maintain your wide-scope request and not
identify further what type(s) of invitations you are interested in, I
propose to reduce the temporal scope of your initial request from
currently 20 months (1 November 2014 - 1 July 2016) to the shorter
timeframe of any 3 months of your choice.
 
Such a narrowed-down scope would cover a more manageable number of
documents.
 
We would be grateful for your reply by 2 August 2016.
 
Yours faithfully,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

Dear Ms SMITH,

Thank you for your response.

The goal of my request being exactly to know which invitation Commissioner Cañete received and which he accepted, I do not know which invitation he received and am therefore not able to narrow down my request in this sense.

I will therefore reduce the temporal scope of my request to three months, more specifically between April and June 2016 included.

I am looking forward to receiving these documents as soon as possible.
Best regards,
Myriam Douo

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
We refer to our email dated 28 July 2016, in which we invited you,
pursuant to Article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001, to propose a fair
solution for dealing with your request for access to documents, registered
on 7 July 2016 under the above-mentioned reference number.
 
With your email dated 5 August 2016, you have agreed to the reduction of
the temporal scope of your request to cover the time period April to June
2016, which leads to a more manageable number of documents.
 
In order to deal with these remaining documents, 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 29 August 2016.
 
Yours sincerely,
Danielle SMITH
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy of our first reply:
 
 
 
Sincerely,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy the second batch of requested
documents:
 
 
Sincerely,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy of the third batch of requested
documents:
 
Sincerely,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

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Dear Ms Douo,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy of the fourth and final batch of
requested documents:
This transmission closes the request.
 
Sincerely,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels