IPCEIS - Energy
Belen Balanya made this acceso a documentos request to Energía
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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
22 October 2020 RE: Access to Documents related to IPCEIs
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) since 1st December 2019 between Commissioner Simson and/or her cabinet and/or officials from DG Energy on one hand and representatives from the gas industry on the other in which the issue of Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEIs) in relation with hydrogen was addressed.
2 - list of meetings since 1st December 2019 between Commissioner Simson and/or her cabinet and/or officials from DG Energy on one hand and representatives from the gas industry on the other in which the issue of Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEIs) in relation with hydrogen 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
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Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
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Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
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Ares(2020)5822909 - RE: access to documents request - IPCEIS - Energy
-- Ref. Gestdem 2020/6365
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Thank you for your e-mail of 22 October 2020. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 23 October 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/6365.
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 16 November 2020. In case this time limit
needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Access to documents team (cr)
Dear Ms Balanya,
We refer to your e-mails dated 22/10/2020 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 23/10/2020 under the above mentioned
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your applications within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expired on 16/11/2020.
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 07/12/2020.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [email address]
2. mailto:[email address]
Dear Ms Balanya,
Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents, registered under reference GestDem 2020/6365.
According to standard operational procedure, the 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 to the COVID-19 epidemics, 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 [email address]
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [email address]