From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
19 December 2019 RE: Access to Documents related to European Green Deal

Dear sirs,
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation' (see note), I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email) since 1st January 2019 between the former Commissioner and her cabinet and/or officials and representatives of DG GROW on one hand and representatives from BusinessEurope, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, BP, CEFIC, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), EUROGAS, FuelsEurope, the European Energy Forum, Hydrogen Europe, ETIP ZEP (ZEP), the Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe AISBL (ATC), AssociationTechnique de l’Industrie Européenne des Lubrifiants (ATIEL), European Biodiesel Board (EBB), Fédération belge des industries chimiques et des sciences de la vie (essenscia), European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) on the other, in which the European Green Deal was addressed.

2 - list of meetings since 1st January 2019 between officials and representatives of DG GROW on one hand and representatives from BusinessEurope, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, BP, CEFIC, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), EUROGAS, FuelsEurope, the European Energy Forum, Hydrogen Europe, ETIP ZEP (ZEP), the Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe AISBL (ATC), AssociationTechnique de l’Industrie Européenne des Lubrifiants (ATIEL), European Biodiesel Board (EBB), Fédération belge des industries chimiques et des sciences de la vie (essenscia), European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) on the other, in which the European Green Deal was addressed.

3 - 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, 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

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19/12/2019.  We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
07/01/2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/0107.

 

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
28/01/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private 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 also that the European Commission is not responsible for any
possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running
the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request.
Please refer to their privacy policy.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

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Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 19/12/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 07/01/2020 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 28/01/2020.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of 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 18/02/2020.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

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Dear Ms Balanya,

We refer to your e-mail dated 19/12/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 07/01/2020 under the above mentioned
reference number.

The reply to your request could not be finalised today. Therefore, we are
not in a position to complete the handling of your application within the
extended time limit of 15 working days, which expires today (18/02/2020).
Please be reassured that we are doing our best to be able to send you the
reply as soon as possible.

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

Kind regards,

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Thanks for you message, do you have a new limit date in which I will receive the requested documentsÇ

kind regards,

Belen Balanya

Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

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Dear Ms Balanya,

 

Please find attached the reply to your application for access to documents
under GestDem number 2020/0107.

We apologize for the delay.

 

Thank you very much for your understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

[1]cid:479385507@17082012-2045

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

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