Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

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:

- All documents explicitly mentioning or otherwise relating to the practice of crypto-currency mining, as well as relating to the energy consumption of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. My request includes all communication with stakeholders on the subject, including e-mails and minutes of meetings and briefing notes.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta
netzpolitik.org e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 6-7
10119 Berlin
Germany

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 January 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 6
January 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/0079.

 

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

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union.

Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

 

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.

For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[5]Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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Dear Mr Fanta,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered under the
abovementioned 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 today.

 

An extended time limit is needed as different services 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 today.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team

 

 

European Commission

DG Connect – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

BU25 – Avenue de Beaulieu 25

B-1160 Brussels/Belgium

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utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr Fanta,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered under the
abovementioned 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 expired yesterday.

 

An extended time limit is needed as different services 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 is 17 February 2022.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team

 

 

European Commission

DG Connect – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

BU25 – Avenue de Beaulieu 25

B-1160 Brussels/Belgium

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Fanta,  

 

We refer to your e-mail of 6 January 2021 wherein you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under the above-mentioned
reference number. We also refer to the holding reply sent to you on 28
January 2022 (our reference Ares(2022)670475).

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we have not been in
a position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit, which expires today.

 

Please be assured that the reply is about to come.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DG CONNECT Access to Documents Team 

 

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European Commission

DG Connect – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

BU25 – Avenue de Beaulieu 25

B-1160 Brussels/Belgium

 

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Advance copy by e-mail and registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt

Dear Mr Fanta,

Please find attached document Ares(2022)1299285 regarding "Your request for access to documents - GestDem 2022/0079" sent by Mr Roberto Viola, General Director of DG CONNECT on 21/02/2022.

Best regards,

European Commission
DG CONNECT — ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Avenue de Beaulieu, 25
B-1160 Brussels/Belgium

Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

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 'Documents on crypto mining'.

I understand the need to protect ongoing decision-making. However, I would like to point out that the partial disclosure in Document 9 may give rise to precisely the kind of speculations and misinterpretation that your reply has warned again. By redacting the information on the left of the page, it is difficult to tell which actor in the conversation said what. Nonewithstanding the right to privacy of individuals present, I was hoping you could clarify which institution said what part of the dialogue. Given that the Commission has already disclosed the statements themselves, it seems reasonable to avoid a misunderstanding of who made them. I believe this could help to guard against any kind of false understanding of the substance of the document once it becomes available to the public at large.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 22/02/2022 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
FISMA in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2022/79.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 22/02/2022 (Ares(2022)1324386).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (15/03/2022). 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 Mr Fanta,

 

I refer to your email of 22 February 2022, registered on the same day, 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 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 expires on 15 March 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
5 April 2022. However, I can assure you that we are doing our utmost to
provide you with a final reply within the next 15 working days.

 

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mariusz Daca, Ph.D.
Deputy 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 Mr Alexander Fanta,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision C(2022)
1943 as adopted by the European Commission on 23.3.2022.

 

Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.

 

Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

Secrétariat général de la Commission – Greffe B-2
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Dear Ms / Dear Mr,

It is very important for us.

Please, could you please acknowledge the receipt of the document enclosed
in the message addressed to you ?

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

Secrétariat général de la Commission – Greffe B-2
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From: SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 7:42 AM
To: '[FOI #10458 email]'
<[FOI #10458 email]>
Cc: BEVIERE Chantal (SG) <[email address]>
Subject: C(2022) 1943 final addressed to Netzopolitik.org

 

 

Dear Mr Alexander Fanta,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision C(2022)
1943 as adopted by the European Commission on 23.3.2022.

 

Given the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being made
only in electronic form.

 

Please confirm receipt of the attached document by return e-mail.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

Secrétariat général de la Commission – Greffe B-2
Procédures écrites, habilitations, délégations et transmissions externes

BERL 5/155
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Alexander Fanta

Dear [email address],

I acknowledge receiving the message.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Fanta