Documents on Mining Policy

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Dear Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,

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:

For the period between 1 January 2020 to date:
All documents - including but not limited to policy papers, proposals, briefings, reports - which have been produced and/or issued by DG MARE and include any of the following words/phrases: “deep-sea mining”, “seabed mining”, “marine minerals”.

I would prefer to receive the documents on a rolling basis, in case the Commission’s search for, or deliberations concerning, certain documents delay their individual release.

To the extent that it is possible, I prefer to receive documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions 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.

Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini
IRPI
via Cordusio 4,
20123
Milano (Italy)

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[4]Ares(2021)1015981 - your GestDem request 2021/0579

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your email of  04/02/2021.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on today
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0579.

 

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
26/02/2021. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Access to Documents Team

 

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[4]Ares(2021)1449257 - Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM
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Dear Mr Civillini,

We refer to your request of  04/02/2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 05/02/2021 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 26/02/2021.

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 19/03/2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

MARE ACCESS TEAM

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[4]Ares(2021)1972360 - Your request GestDem 2021/0579

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Dear applicant,

 

We would like to inform you that we are currently processing the reply to
your request for access to documents GestDem 2021/0579,  which is due
today. Unfortunately, the administrative process is not yet finalised and
the reply will be delayed. We expect to be able to send it early next
week.  

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this delay might cause.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM

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Matteo Civillini

Dear ve_mare.acces.documents (MARE),

The response to my request is long overdue.

By law your should have provide a response by no later than 26/02/2021, which you then extended to 19/03/2021.

I kindly request you to respect the provisions of Regulation 1049/2001 and respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

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[1]Ares(2021)2106053 - RE: Ares(2021)1972360 - Your request GestDem
2021/0579

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Dear applicant,

We sincerely apologise for the delay in handling your request. We confirm
that the reply is being finalised and should be signed by our Director
General within a few days.

MARE ACCESS DOCUMENTS

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Dear applicant,

 

Please find attached reply to your request registered under GestDem
2021/0579.

 

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 this email.

 

Thank you.

 

MARE ACCES TEAM

 

 

 

Matteo Civillini

Dear [email address],

Thank you for your reply.

However, I wish to point out that there must be a few mistakes in your reply.
First of all, your reply does not include a formal letter explaining which documents have been released.

I can only see two documents, which are named "Annex 3" and "Annex 4". This suggest that you should have sent me at least two more documents (presumably "Annex 1" and "Annex 2"). Additionally, the document title "Annex 3" cannot be opened. As you can see, the attached file weighs 0 Kbytes, there must have been an error in uploading it.

I kindly request to rectify your reply as soon as possible.
It is rather disappointing that, despite a long extension beyond the deadline established by law, you response is still inadequate.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

MLCUCHOVA Katarina, Affaires maritimes et de la pêche

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Dear applicant,

We hope there will be no technical issue with opening attached email.

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Matteo Civillini

Dear MLCUCHOVA Katarina,

I can only repeat the same message as above, as nothing has changed in your latest response.

One of the files attached cannot be opened.

Your reply does not include a formal letter explaining which documents have been identified and released.

The two documents attached are named "Annex 3" and "Annex 4". This suggest that you should have sent me at least two more documents (presumably "Annex 1" and "Annex 2").

Please rectify as soon as possible or I will be forced to request an internal review.

I can send you my email address if you have problems uploading documents on this platform.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

Matteo Civillini

Dear Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,

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 Mining Policy'.

Despite repeated clarifications and polite follow-ups on my part, the authority has been unable to provide a satisfactory response to the request.

As i pointed out on multiple occasions to the officer, the reply sent to me presents the following problems, which undermine the credibility of their response:

1. The reply does not include a formal letter explaining which documents have been identified and released.

2. The two documents attached to the response are named "Annex 3" and "Annex 4". This suggest that they should have sent me at least two more documents (presumably "Annex 1" and "Annex 2").

3. One of the two annexes attached to their response is a corrupted file and therefore cannot be opened.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/docu...

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini

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Dear applicant,

Firstly we would like to apologise for getting back to you only now. For the second consecutive time your email has landed in our junk mail that is being checked only irregularly.

We also apologise for the technical issues you were experiencing while opening the annex documents. We hope that this time all will work to your full satisfaction.

Should you wish to file a confirmatory application, you will find information on how to proceed in the letter.

To avoid any further issues, we would kindly like to ask you to confirm that you have well received this email.

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Matteo Civillini

Dear Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,

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 Mining Policy'.

I object to the decision to grant no access, including partial access, to the documents under category C, ie documents from 10 to 16. While acknowledging the presumed confidential nature of parts of those documents, I also argue that the authority should not apply a blanket ban on disclosure of such documents.

The authority should reconsider a partial disclosure of the documents, considering the overriding public interest in the matters discussed. As scientific research (including the EU-funded one) shows, deep sea mining may risk threatening the marine environment and, as a directly consequence, humanity at large. As such, the highest degree of transparency should be applied to documents discussing such matters.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/docu...

Yours faithfully,

Matteo Civillini

MARE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Affaires maritimes et de la pêche

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Dear Applicant,

We apologise for the ongoing technical issue. Please see in the attachment that we have made several attempts to deliver the reply to you. Once again, for some reason your email has ended up in our junk inbox that is being checked only sporadically.

Please find herewith once again the documents.

Could you kindly confirm recipient of these documents?

MARE TEAM

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Matteo Civillini

Dear [email address],

I received the attachments in the previous email you sent. Some of the attachment in the last email you sent still cannot be opened, more specifically those referring to the internal review.

In any case, on April 21 I filed a confirmatory application in response to the reply you provided on April 19. I kindly request to consider that application and provide a response to it within the timeframe established by regulations.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

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[1]FW: Internal review of access to documents request - Documents on
Mining Policy - Ares(2021)2792787

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 21/04/2021 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
MARE in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/579.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 27/04/2021 (Ares(2021)2792637).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (20/05/2021). 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 applicant,

thank you for this confirmation. We have forwarded your application to the relevant service for further handling.

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Matteo Civillini

Dear [email address],

I have not yet received a response to my request for a confirmatory application, although the time limit established by law has expired.

Please provide a response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

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Dear Mr Civillini,

 

I refer to your email of 21 April 2021, 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 20 May 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 11 June 2021.

 

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,

 

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

European Commission

Secretariat General

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

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[5]Your confirmatory application for access to documents under Regulation
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Dear Mr Civillini,

 

I refer to your email of 21 April 2021, 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.

 

I also refer to our holding reply of 20 May 2021, by which the time limit
for replying to your confirmatory application was extended by 15 working
days, pursuant to Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. This extended time
limit expires on 11 June 2021.

 

I regret to have to inform you that we were not able to respond within the
extended time-limit, as we have not yet finalised internal consultations.
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 sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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Secretariat General

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

 

 

 

 

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Matteo Civillini

Dear ve_sg.accessdoc (SG),

A response to my confirmatory application is long overdue.
This is very disappointing behaviour from the Commission's part.
Please provide a reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Matteo Civillini

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Affaires maritimes et de la pêche

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
[1]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
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Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
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Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
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Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
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Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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Dear Mr Civillini,

 

We truly apologise for the delays incurred by the handling of your
request, which indeed is overdue. We are doing our best to issue a reply
as soon as possible, but at this moment due to significant workload we are
unable to indicate a precise date when the reply will be provided to you.

 

We thank you again for your patience and apologise for the inconvenience
caused.

 

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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