ENTSO-G meetings and correspondence with DG Energy

Barnaby Pace made this acceso a documentos request to Energía

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La solicitud fue exitosa.

Dear Sir or Madam,

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:

1) All correspondence, including emails, sent and received since 01/01/2017, between the Commissioner for Energy, their cabinet, officials, any other representatives of DG Energy, and representatives from European Network for Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSO-G).

2) A list of meetings, including the meeting’s agenda and minutes, since 01/01/2017, between any officials and representatives of DG Energy and ENTSO-G.

3) 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 following meetings with representatives of ENTSO-G.

03 Apr 2020 - Thor-Sten Vertmann Stefano Grassi & Commissioner Kadri Simson -- Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gas security of supply, lessons learned and way forward, developments on the gas market (DG Energy)
16 Jan 2020 - Stefano Grassi Kitti Nyitrai & Commissioner Kadri Simson - European Green Deal including possible contribution of gas, hydrogen; energy security (DG Energy)
23 Mar 2017 - Joachim Balke & Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete -- CAN GAS SPUR THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE? (DG Climate & Energy)

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 your receipt of 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.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Barnaby Pace
Global Witness
Rue Belliard 53,
1000, Bruxelles,
Belgique

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energía

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Energía

[1]Ares(2021)1576281 - RE: access to documents request - ENTSO-G meetings
and correspondence with DG Energy --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/1162

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG ENER request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG ENER request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on 02/03/2021 under reference number GESTDEM
2021/1162.

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 23/03/2021. 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.
For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
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Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
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about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
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Yours faithfully,

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

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 01/03/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 02/03/2021 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 23/03/2021.

An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the document requested.

Therefore, 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 16/04/2021. 

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

 

Best regards,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'ENTSO-G meetings and correspondence with DG Energy'.

My original request was submitted on the 1st March 2021, with DG Energy extending the deadline by 15 working days on 22nd March, moving the deadline to 16th April. That second deadline has now been missed and DG Energy's response is now substantially late. By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now.

Yours faithfully,

Barnaby Pace

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Energía

[1]Ares(2021)2692257 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request
- ENTSO-G meetings and correspondence with DG Energy

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG ENER request email]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[DG ENER request email]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 21/04/2021 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
ENER in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/1162.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 22/04/2021 (Ares(2021)2692225).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (17/05/2021). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

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

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

With regards to your access to document request under reference 2021/1162
please be informed that the letter and annexes are on the way and shall be
sent to you shortly. Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to
send you letter and documents in several separate emails.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM
2021/1162.

 

Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to send you letter (here
attached) and documents in several separate emails.

 

Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail and attachments to
[1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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From: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:07 AM
To: '[FOI #9142 email]'
<[FOI #9142 email]>
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/1162

 

Dear Mr Pace,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM
2021/1162.

 

Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to send you letter (here
attached) and documents in several separate emails.

 

Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail and attachments to
[1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. mailto:[email address]

ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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From: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:07 AM
To: '[FOI #9142 email]'
<[FOI #9142 email]>
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/1162

 

Dear Mr Pace,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM
2021/1162.

 

Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to send you letter (here
attached) and documents in several separate emails.

 

Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail and attachments to
[1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. mailto:[email address]

ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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From: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:07 AM
To: '[FOI #9142 email]'
<[FOI #9142 email]>
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/1162

 

Dear Mr Pace,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM
2021/1162.

 

Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to send you letter (here
attached) and documents in several separate emails.

 

Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail and attachments to
[1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. mailto:[email address]

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached an advance copy of the reply to your confirmatory
request for access to documents registered under n° GESTDEM 2021/1162.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1

[email address]

 

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I'm happy to acknowledge receipt of your response.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace

ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Energía

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Dear Mr Pace,

 

We would be grateful if you could confirm the good receipt of the four
emails sent to you yesterday concerning this Gestdem request.

 

Thank you and best regards,

 

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

 

From: ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:07 AM
To: '[FOI #9142 email]'
<[FOI #9142 email]>
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2021/1162

 

Dear Mr Pace,

 

Please find attached the reply to your access to documents request GESTDEM
2021/1162.

 

Due to volume of the attachments, we will have to send you letter (here
attached) and documents in several separate emails.

 

Please confirm the receipt of this e-mail and attachments to
[3][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

[4]cid:image001.png@01D03ECB.9741CEE0

European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [5][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. mailto:[email address]
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Dear [email address],

I did in fact acknowledge on the 20th, apologies if that had gone missing. Happy to acknowledge receipt again.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace