Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st January 2022 between Commission President Von der Leyen, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from the Secretariat-General with representatives of German companies and associations, in which the issue of hydrogen was discussed. Companies and associations I am particularly interested in are: Uniper, E.ON, RWE, Linde, Siemens (Energy), Thyssengas, Thüga, Vattenfall (Germany), Wintershal Dea, Open Grid Europe, EnBW, MAN Energy Solutions, Fluxys Deutschland, Shell (Deutschland), Gascade, Ontras, ThyssenKrupp, Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW), Zukunft Gas, DVGW (Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs), DENA (Deutsche Energieagentur), BDI (Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie), BDA (Bundesverband der dt. Arbeitgeberverbände) and DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag);

2) any briefings prepared for Commission President Von der Leyen, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from the Secretariat-General for meetings since 1st January 2022 with representatives from the above mentioned companies and associations, in which the issue of hydrogen was discussed;

3) list of meetings since 1st January 2022 between Commission President Von der Leyen, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from the Secretariat-General with with representatives from the above mentioned companies and associations, in which the issue of hydrogen was discussed.

4) 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, I 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.

Please find my postal address here: Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, Brussels 1050.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 20 September 2022. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 20 September 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/5324.

 

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 11 October 2022. In case this time limit
needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

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SG-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu,

Hello,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 20/09/2022 under case number 2022/5324.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 11/10/2022.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 03/11/2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

SG Unite D-2

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Hello,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 20/09/2022 under case number 2022/5324.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 11/10/2022.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 03/11/2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

SG Unite D-2

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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 20 September 2022 under case number 2022/5324.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 3 November 2022.In order to retrieve the
documents requested, many dossiers have to be examined.

 

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [5]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 24 November 2022.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Kind regards,

David Schäfer

 

 

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Dear David SCHAEFER,

the deadline for my request passed last week. Could you plesase update me on the state of the request? When do you expect to release the documents? Many thanks for the update!

Yours sincerely,

Pia Eberhardt

SCHAEFER David, Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Thank you for your email. I am out of office and will return on Tuesday
29 November. 

 

Please contact [email address]. For any urgent matters please
text me on my mobile: +32 484 20 67 58

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

could you please update me on the status of my request GESTDEM 2022/5324, which I sent on 20 September. The extended deadline for your response expired on 24 November. When do you think I can expect a response?

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

SCHAEFER David, Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Dear Ms Eberhardt

Thank you very much for your message. The work on the access to document request 2022/5324 is still ongoing. Considering the large scope of the request, it has unfortunately not been possible to finalise the work within the deadline. The relevant documents have been identified and are currently being prepared for disclosure. We aim to get back to you in due time.

Kind regards
David Schäfer

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