Dear Madam, Sir,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents - including but not limited to minutes, (hand-written) notes, audio recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, e-mails, and presentations - related to the following meetings with Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans:

19/02/2020 Brussels Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)

13/02/2020 Brussels European farmers (COPA) European agri-cooperatives (COGECA)

10/02/2020 Brussels Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IG Metall)

06/02/2020 Brussels SUEZ Group
06/02/2020 Brussels Eurometaux
06/02/2020 Brussels Royal DSM (DSM)

31/01/2020 Brussels Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles (ACEA)

29/01/2020 Brussels The European Steel Association (EUROFER)

27/01/2020 Brussels NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VOLKSWAGEN AG)
23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland Unilever, IKEA Services B.V. (Ingka Group (IKEA))
23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland Shell Companies (Shell)
23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland General Electric Company (GE)
23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO))
23/01/2020 Davos, Switzerland Apple Inc.

21/01/2020 Brussels Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG)

20/01/2020 Brussels Google

16/01/2020 Berlin Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)

07/01/2020 Brussels Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC)

05/12/2019 Brussels Greenpeace European Unit

03/12/2019 Brussels KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)

If you send these documents digitally, please consider the environment by not sending me postal mail.

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer

postal address:
Peter Teffer
Ekko Voorkamer
Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3
3513 BH Utrecht
The Netherlands

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]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.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]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.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
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[5]Ares(2020)1323851 - RE: access to documents request - Timmermans
meetings - Gestdem 2020/1279

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/03/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
03/03/2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/1279.

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 24/03/2020. 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 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 European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European 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 your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[7][email address]

 

 

 

 

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[5]Ares(2020)1383043 - RE: Ares(2020)1323851 - RE: access to documents
request - Timmermans meetings - Gestdem 2020/1279

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>. All responses have
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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

We hereby kindly inform you that your request has been split as follows:

 

The Secretariat General will handle part of your request under Gestdem
reference 2020/1279 and DG CLIMA will handle part of your request under
Gestdem reference 2020/1301.

 

You will receive a separate reply from each service.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[7][email address]

 

 

 

From: ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[SG request email]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:31 PM
To: Peter <[FOI #7725 email]>
Subject: Ares(2020)1323851 - RE: access to documents request - Timmermans
meetings - Gestdem 2020/1279

 

[8]Ares(2020)1323851 - RE: access to documents request - Timmermans
meetings - Gestdem 2020/1279

 

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) . All responses have to be sent to this email
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effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/03/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
03/03/2020 under reference number GestDem 2020/1279.

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 24/03/2020. 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 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 European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European 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 your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

[10][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 2 March 2020,
registered on 3 March 2020 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires tomorrow.

 

In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we have to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 17 April 2020.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

Dear Mr Teffer,
 
l refer to your request dated 2 March 2020, registered on 3 March 2020 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 24 March 2020.
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 7 April 2020. We apologise for any
inconvenience this delay may cause.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
SG.E.2- Natural Resources, Energy Union & Sustainability
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 

ve_sg.dsg2.e2 (SG), Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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[4]Ares(2020)1774351 - GESTDEM 2020/1279 - extension of time limit -
update

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

We refer to the email here below.

 

We noticed that we made a mistake when calculating the time limit
extension.

If we extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with
Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 the new time limit for this
request will expire on 17.4.2020.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Secretariat SG.E.2- Natural Resources, Energy Union & Sustainability

 

 

_____________________________________________
From: SG UNITE E2
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:05 AM
To: '[FOI #7725 email]'
<[FOI #7725 email]>
Subject: GESTDEM 2020/1279 - extension of time limit

 

 

Dear Mr
Teffer,                                                                                                                                 

 

l refer to your request dated 2 March 2020, registered on 3 March 2020 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 24 March 2020.

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 7 April 2020. We apologise for any
inconvenience this delay may cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

SG.E.2- Natural Resources, Energy Union & Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

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Dear Mr Teffer ,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under reference GestDem 2020/1301.

 

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 [1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

DG CLIMA replied to your access to documents request on 27 April 2020.

 

As explained in our reply, due to the extraordinary health and security
measures currently in force during to the COVID-19 epidemics, we are
unfortunately not in a position to send to you the reply by registered
post. Therefore, we would be grateful if you could confirm receipt of the
e-mail sent on 20 April by replying to
[1][email address]

 

If you have not received our first email, we will resend you DG CLIMA
reply.

 

Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

From: CLIMA ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 2:13 PM
To: [FOI #7725 email]
Subject: Your application for access to documents GestDem 2020/1301

 

Dear Mr Teffer ,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under reference GestDem 2020/1301.

 

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 [2][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Access to Documents team

 

    

European Commission

Directorate-General for Climate Action

Av. de Beaulieu 24

1049 Brussels

 

 

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This message is for the Access to Documents team at DG Clima. I confirm that I received the e-mail sent on 20 April, and the six enclosed documents. There is no need for a postal copy.

Thanks,
Peter Teffer

Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]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.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]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.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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Dear Madam, Sir,

I refer to my access to documents request which was filed on 2 March 2020 and subsequently split.

I have received a reply from DG CLIMA (Gestdem reference 2020/1301) on 27 April 2020, but I have yet to receive a reply to the part of my request under the responsibility of the Secretariat General (Gestdem reference 2020/1279).

SG.E.2- Natural Resources, Energy Union & Sustainability informed me on 26 March 2020 that it had to extend the time limit to reply. The new time limit expired on 7 April 2020. This is over a month ago - an unacceptable delay, for which there is no legal basis in Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

I urge you to finalise your reply within the next 48 hours. I kindly remind you I have the right to file a complaint to the European Ombudsman. I will not hesitate to do so.

All the best,
Peter Teffer

ve_sg.dsg2.e2(SG), Secrétariat général de la Commission européenne

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Please find attached document Ares(2020)2498231 from Mr WATSON John (SG.DSG2.E) dated 12/05/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)2498231 de Mr WATSON John (SG.DSG2.E) daté du 12/05/2020.