Dear Sir or Madam,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
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 meeting on February 18 between Kadri Simson and Naftogaz of Ukraine.
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 having received 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 by email or on +44 7525 592 738. My address for any written correspondence necessary is Barnaby Pace, Global Witness, Rue Belliard 53, 1000, Bruxelles, Belgique.
Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you for your e-mail of 14/04/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
17/04/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/2229.
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 11/05/2022. 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 Mr Pace,
We refer to your e-mail of 14 April 2022, in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the 17 of April 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 11
An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.
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 03 June 2022.
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [email address]
2. mailto:[email address]
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 'Access to documents request: 2022-02-18 meeting between Kadri Simson and Naftogaz of Ukraine'.
This request is now long overdue and I have received no response from DG Energy.
A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/acces...
Thank you for your email dated 17/06/2022 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 2022/2229.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 20/06/2022 (Ares(2022)4518235).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (11/07/2022). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
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.
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)
SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)
Your confirmatory applications for access to documents under Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 - Ref. GESTDEM 2021/8110, 2022/2228, 2022/2229 - holding
letters - Ares(2022)5039529 (Please use this link only if you are an Ares
user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur
Dear Mr Pace,
I refer to your email of 17 June 2022, registered on 20 June 2022, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference numbers above.
Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to finalize the internal consultations needed to
carry out a full analysis of your request and to take a final decision.
Therefore, we have not been in a position to reply to your confirmatory
request within the prescribed time limit which expires 11 July 2022.
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 2 August 2022.
I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause. However, I can assure you that we are doing
our utmost to provide you with a final reply as soon as possible.
Mariusz Daca, Ph.D.
Deputy Head of Unit
Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)
Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/2229.
May we kindly ask you to acknowledge receipt of this letter?
SG.C1 ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Thank you for your letter. I'm afraid though I did not receive the referred to communication answering this request matching your description of being sent on the 25th November or with the code Ares (2022)8176377.
Could you please resend that message. Many thanks.
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
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
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
Reply to your initial request 2022/2229 - Ares(2022)8293635 (Please
use this link only if you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien
exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)
Dear Mr Pace,
As requested, please find attached a copy of the reply we sent on
25/11/2022 to your initial request registered on 14/04/2022 under the case
reference number 2022/2229.
DG Energy - Access to Documents