Ref. Ares(2020)1736987 - 24/03/2020
Ref. Ares(2020)4264192 - 14/08/2020
President von der Leyen would like to thank you for your letter of 21 February 2020 in which you
request a meeting with her and the CEOs of the EU Steel Industry at her earliest convenience.
Regrettably, despite her interest in such a meeting, the President is unable to give a positive reply to
your request due to a very busy schedule in light of the coronavirus pandemic and during the first
months of this new Commission’s mandate.
May we suggest that you contact Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans responsible for the
European Green Deal (e-mail: email@example.com), or the Commissioner responsible
for Internal Market, Mr Thierry Breton (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), to explore further
options for a meeting.
We would like to thank you for your commitment to combatting climate change and thank you for
the enclosed European Steel Association’s ‘A Green Deal on Steel’ discussion paper highlighting some
of your ambitions and key policy objectives, which we have shared with the competent Members of
the College and services.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.