From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
17 October 2019 RE: Access to Documents related to gas market reform
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 January 2018 and 1st July 2019 between Commission President Juncker and/or his cabinet on one hand and representatives from Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), ExxonMobil and Shell on the other, in which the gas market reform was addressed.
2 - list of meetings between 1st January 2018 and 1st July 2019 between Commission President Juncker and/or his cabinet on one hand and representatives from Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), ExxonMobil and Shell on the other, in which the gas market reform was addressed.
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.
Corporate Europe Observatory
Ares(2019)6443229 - RE: access to documents request - Gas market energy
- exxon, gie and shell SECR GEN --- Ref. Gestdem 2019/5887
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