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 documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts, recordings and minutes/notes) relating to the meeting listed below:
Between Laure Chapuis-Kombos, cabinet member of Commissioner Kadri Simson, and Arla Foods amba (Arla) on 05/05/2021to discuss ongoing developments around key energy dossiers relevant for Arla including Methane Strategy, RED II revision, bioeconomy and biogas.
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RE: access to documents request - Meetings between Arla Foods and DG
ENERGY to discuss Methane Strategy --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/3463 -
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Access to documents team (cr)
Dear Mr Cranston,
We refer to your e-mail of 27 May 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 27 May 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 will expire on
17 June 2021.
An extended time limit is needed for thorough analysis as to the
availability of the documents requested.
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 08 July 2021.
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]
Dear [email address],
A response to my request is now long overdue, having already been extended once from the initial deadline to a later deadline of the 8th July. As this has now passed, do you have an update of when I am likely to receive a response? A complete summary of all correspondence relating to this request can be found here: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet.... Thanks very much indeed for your time.
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 'Meetings between Arla Foods and DG ENERGY to discuss Methane Strategy'.
A response to my request is now long overdue, having already been extended once from the initial deadline to a later deadline of the 8th July. On the 12th July, I wrote again to ask for an update on the status of my request and received no response. By law, under all circumstances, DG Energy should have responded by now. A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...
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Thank you for your email dated 14/07/2021 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
ENER in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2021/3463.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 15/07/2021 (Ares(2021)4582461).
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (06/08/2021). 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
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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 (cr)
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(EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2021/3463 - 1st holding letter -
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Dear Mr Cranston,
I refer to your email of 14 July 2021, registered on 15 July 2021, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(4) 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 6 August 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
27 August 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.
María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit
SG.C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)