Dear Ministry of the Environment and Energy,

I would like to request copies of the following documents:

- lists of meetings (including meetings in person, by telephone or through teleconferences) with interest representatives to discuss proposals for the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty;

- documents relating to these discussions including agendas, notes and minutes, list of participants, reports, position papers and briefings;

- Electronic or postal correspondence in preparation for these discussions and subsequently.

I am interested in such interactions that took place since January 2020.

For clarification, by "interest representative" I mean all representatives of companies, business associations, public relations/lobbying consultancies, law firms, and non-profit organizations.

I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may require.

Yours faithfully,

Nico Schmidt

Björn Telenius, Ministry of the Environment and Energy

Dear Nico,

I am working with the ECT and will provide you the requested documents.

I wonder if it could have a chat on phone first? My phone number is +46 8 405 4032. I'm in Brussels today but I'm available tomorrow.

Best regards
Björn

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Från: Nico Schmidt <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Skickat: den 22 maj 2022 20:27
Till: M Registrator <[Miljö- och energidepartementet e-postadress för begäran om allmän handling]>
Ämne: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty

Dear Ministry of the Environment and Energy,

I would like to request copies of the following documents:

- lists of meetings (including meetings in person, by telephone or through teleconferences) with interest representatives to discuss proposals for the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty;

- documents relating to these discussions including agendas, notes and minutes, list of participants, reports, position papers and briefings;

- Electronic or postal correspondence in preparation for these discussions and subsequently.

I am interested in such interactions that took place since January 2020.

For clarification, by "interest representative" I mean all representatives of companies, business associations, public relations/lobbying consultancies, law firms, and non-profit organizations.

I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may require.

Yours faithfully,

Nico Schmidt

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Björn Telenius, Ministry of the Environment and Energy

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Hi again Nico,

Thanks for your call.

As we discussed on phone I forward the documents requested by another journalist. That request was limited to ECT issues and specifically the EU-internal process, i.e. instructions (mandate to the Swedish negotiator) and reports from those EU-meetings. While her request concerned only ECT issues we are not allowed to cut out only the parts requested, i.e. that's why the document also cover other issues discussed at the same meeting. As I mentioned to you these documents are just a fraction of what you asked for (probably a couple of hundred documents), but since these documents already have been processed internally it is easy for me to send them to you right away. Hopefully they give you an idea of how much information you can draw from documents like these. I'm afraid that all the other documents you asked for will look quite similar, i.e. they will not show anything about how the discussions went or what we discussed in substance.

Here's the link to the report I mentioned on phone https://ddei5-0-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/w.... I don't know who gave the author this information but it's obvious that it must be someone involved in the negotiations. This report differ from most other I have read which are typically influenced by lobby groups and not very accurate.

If you decide that it is not meaningful to have a couple of hundred documents like these I would be more than happy to have a meeting with you. I will not be able to reveal any confidential information but I still think I can provide you something more meaningful than I suspect you can draw from documents like the ones attached. Your suggested time on Tuesday at 11.30 suits me well. If this suits you I would appreciate if you reply to this mail that you withdraw your request for the ECT documents.

See you on Tuesday, best regards
Björn

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Från: Björn Telenius
Skickat: den 24 maj 2022 09:42
Till: '[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]' <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Ämne: VB: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty
Prioritet: Hög

Dear Nico,

I am working with the ECT and will provide you the requested documents.

I wonder if it could have a chat on phone first? My phone number is +46 8 405 4032. I'm in Brussels today but I'm available tomorrow.

Best regards
Björn

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Nico Schmidt <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Skickat: den 22 maj 2022 20:27
Till: M Registrator <[Miljö- och energidepartementet e-postadress för begäran om allmän handling]>
Ämne: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty

Dear Ministry of the Environment and Energy,

I would like to request copies of the following documents:

- lists of meetings (including meetings in person, by telephone or through teleconferences) with interest representatives to discuss proposals for the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty;

- documents relating to these discussions including agendas, notes and minutes, list of participants, reports, position papers and briefings;

- Electronic or postal correspondence in preparation for these discussions and subsequently.

I am interested in such interactions that took place since January 2020.

For clarification, by "interest representative" I mean all representatives of companies, business associations, public relations/lobbying consultancies, law firms, and non-profit organizations.

I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may require.

Yours faithfully,

Nico Schmidt

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Dear Björn Telenius,

as agreed on our phone call, I am hereby withdrawing my request.

Yours sincerely,

Nico Schmidt

Björn Telenius, Ministry of the Environment and Energy

Hi again Nico,

I'm looking for a link to our meeting now at 11.30. Did you send a link? I can't find it

Regards Björn

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Nico Schmidt <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Skickat: den 30 maj 2022 21:26
Till: Björn Telenius <[e-postadress]>
Ämne: Re: Sv: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty

Dear Björn Telenius,

as agreed on our phone call, I am hereby withdrawing my request.

Yours sincerely,

Nico Schmidt

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Björn Telenius, Ministry of the Environment and Energy

I just sent you a link. Please call on phone if it doesn't work

My phone is +46 8 405 4032

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Från: Björn Telenius
Skickat: den 31 maj 2022 11:30
Till: 'Nico Schmidt' <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Ämne: Sv: Sv: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty

Hi again Nico,

I'm looking for a link to our meeting now at 11.30. Did you send a link? I can't find it

Regards Björn

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Nico Schmidt <[Registrators #1388 e-postadress]>
Skickat: den 30 maj 2022 21:26
Till: Björn Telenius <[e-postadress]>
Ämne: Re: Sv: Freedom of Information request - Energy Charter Treaty

Dear Björn Telenius,

as agreed on our phone call, I am hereby withdrawing my request.

Yours sincerely,

Nico Schmidt

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