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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
31 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents lobby groups 1- COP26

DG Clima, Secretariat General,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, and Aarhus Regulation, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st january 2021 and 31st May 2021 between Commissioner Timmermans, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and Secretariat General on one hand and representatives of Concawe/FuelsEurope, IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Eurogas, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), Business Europe, ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists), IETA (International Emissions Trading Association), Hydrogen Europe, CEPS, Eurogas, Kangaroo Group, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium (Britcham), ZEP Zero Emissions Platform , European Energy Forum, Friends of Europe, Bruegel, International Chamber of Commerce, Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues (IPIECA), Oil Council, World Petroleum Council and/or Confindustria on the other, where the issues of COP26 was addressed.

2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between between 1st january 2021 and 31st May 2021 between Commissioner Timmermans, President van der Leyen, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and Secretariat General on one hand and representatives of Concawe/FuelsEurope, IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Eurogas, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), Business Europe, ERT (European Roundtable of Industrialists), IETA (International Emissions Trading Association), Hydrogen Europe, CEPS, Eurogas, Kangaroo Group, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium (Britcham), ZEP Zero Emissions Platform , European Energy Forum, Friends of Europe, Bruegel, International Chamber of Commerce, Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues (IPIECA), Oil Council, World Petroleum Council and/or Confindustria on the other, where the issues of COP26 was addressed.

3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls 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

Dear Climate Action,

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 'Lobby groups 1- COP26'.

In conformity with Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter “the Regulation”), I hereby submits a confirmatory application regarding the Commission's implied refusal to provide the information I requested on 31st May 2021 (No GESTDEM 2021/3564)

I note that the extended deadline to reply to my request of 13 July has expired.

I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.

Kind regards,

Belén Balanyá

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your email dated 20/07/2021 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
CLIMA in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/3564.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 23/07/2021 (Ares(2021)4735848).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (13/08/2021). 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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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

I refer to your email of 20 July 2021, registered on 23 July 2021, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

 

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit which expired on 12 August 2021.
Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

 

The new deadline expires on 3 September 2021. However, I can assure you
that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final reply as soon as
possible.

 

I regret this additional delay and that due to an administrative problem
it was not possible to send you this information before.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Enclosed please find a copy of our reply. We sincerely apologise for the
delay in our reply.

 

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, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, 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 [1][email address].

 

Kind regards,

 

Access to Documents team

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

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Dear Climate Action,

Thanks for your response.

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 'Lobby groups 1- COP26', Ref GestDem No 2021/3564

In conformity with Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter “the Regulation”), I hereby submits a confirmatory application regarding the Commission's refusal to provide part of the information I requested on 31st May 2021

Their response of 13 September 2021 reads:
As regards point ii), please note that the list of meetings of the Executive Vice-President Timmermans, his Cabinet and the meetings of the Director-General of DG CLIMA with organisations and self-employed individuals are available in the links enclosed below

Please notice that my original request asked for meetings also of officials from DG Clima and Secretariat General. Commissioners, members of Cabinets and Directors Generals are a very limited part of the Commission officials, and lobbyists meets even more often with lower level officials whose meetings are not declared, and also not covered in their response (which already took three and a half months)

I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.

Kind regards,
Belén Balanyá

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 02/10/2021 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
CLIMA in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/3564.

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 04/10/2021 (Ares(2021)6027743).

 

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (25/10/2021). 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 (IC)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

[email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We contact you with respect to your confirmatory application, registered
under number GESTDEM 2021-3564.

 

In your confirmatory application, you argued the following, I quote:

‘[DG Clima’s] response of 13 September 2021 reads: As regards point ii),
please note that the list of meetings of the Executive Vice-President
Timmermans,  his Cabinet and the meetings of the Director-General of DG
CLIMA with organisations and self-employed  individuals are available in
the links enclosed below Please notice that my original request asked for
meetings  also of officials from DG Clima and Secretariat  General.
Commissioners, members of Cabinets and Directors Generals are a very
limited part of the Commission officials, and lobbyists meets even more
often with lower level officials whose meetings are  not declared, and
also not covered in their response (which already took three and a half
months) I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in
the shortest time possible.’

 

Could you please confirm that your confirmatory application is therefore
limited to point ii) of your initial request, concerning access to a list
of meetings between Commissioner Timmermans, the President of the
Commission, their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and
Secretariat-General on one hand and representatives from several
organisations on the other hand?

 

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the deadline of 15
working days for handling your application will start running when we
receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[6][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

May we kindly remind you of our clarification request below?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[6][email address]

 

 

 

 

From: SG ACCES DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 4:47 PM
To: [FOI #9582 email]
Subject: Your confirmatory application Gestdem 2021/3564 - Clarification
request - Ares(2021)6185989

 

Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We contact you with respect to your confirmatory application, registered
under number GESTDEM 2021-3564.

 

In your confirmatory application, you argued the following, I quote:

‘[DG Clima’s] response of 13 September 2021 reads: As regards point ii),
please note that the list of meetings of the Executive Vice-President
Timmermans,  his Cabinet and the meetings of the Director-General of DG
CLIMA with organisations and self-employed  individuals are available in
the links enclosed below Please notice that my original request asked for
meetings  also of officials from DG Clima and Secretariat  General.
Commissioners, members of Cabinets and Directors Generals are a very
limited part of the Commission officials, and lobbyists meets even more
often with lower level officials whose meetings are  not declared, and
also not covered in their response (which already took three and a half
months) I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in
the shortest time possible.’

 

Could you please confirm that your confirmatory application is therefore
limited to point ii) of your initial request, concerning access to a list
of meetings between Commissioner Timmermans, the President of the
Commission, their cabinets and/or officials from DG Clima and
Secretariat-General on one hand and representatives from several
organisations on the other hand?

 

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, the deadline of 15
working days for handling your application will start running when we
receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[8][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear SG ACCES DOCUMENTS,

My confirmatory application refers to points ii) and iii) of my initial request (list of meetings AND minutes of those meetings)

Yours sincerely,

Belen Balanya

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