Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,
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 meetings listed below:
1. Between SolarPower Europe and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President on the 22nd September 2020
2. Between SolarPower Europe and Diederik Samsom, Cabinet member of Frans Timmermans on the 24th March 2020
3. Between SolarPower Europe and Diederik Samsom, Cabinet member of Frans Timmermans on the 3rd March 2020
4. Between SolarPower Europe and Telmo Baltazar, Cabinet member of Jean-Claude Juncker on 30th April 2019
I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.
1 Long Lane
RE: access to documents request - Meetings between SG and SolarPower
Europe 2019-20 --- Ref. Gestdem 2021/4285 - Ares(2021)4220010
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Dear Mr Maslias,
I refer to your request dated 28/06/2021, registered on 29/06/2021, in
which you make a request for access to documents 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 20/07/2021.
An extended time limit is needed as the handling of your application could
not yet be completed at this stage. 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 11/08/2021.
I apologise for any inconvenience this delay may cause.
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Dear Mr Maslias,
I refer to your email of 13 September 2021, registered on 14 September
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.
I also refer to our holding reply of 5 October 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 26 October 2021.
I regret to have to inform you that we are 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.
María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit
Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)
Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,
The new time limit for this request expired on 26 October 2021. By law a response should have been issued by now, therefore please share the related content as a matter of urgency.
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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Access to documents team (cr)