Alexander Fanta

Dear Communications Networks, Content and Technology,

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 documents regarding the meeting between Commissioner Thierry Breton and Elon Musk in Austin, Texas, as shown in a video posted by Commissioner Breton's account on Twitter on May 9. My request is meant to cover all exchanges with Musk and his representatives via e-mail, text messages, etc. before and after the meeting.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta
netzpolitik.org e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 6-7
10119 Berlin
Germany

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under GESTDEM 2022/2635.

 

Best regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

Alexander Fanta

Dear Ms Jorna,

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 'Documents on meeting between Elon Musk and Thierry Breton'.

I would like to appeal against the redaction of the names of Elon Musk from the mission report. As my initial request stated, I asked specifically for documents regarding the meeting between Musk and Breton. Redacting the rest of the mission report and then not giving access to the very subject of the request, Elon Musk, makes no sense in my opinion. Musk is the CEO of two of the world's most valuable stock market-listed companies and presumed to be the world's richest person. His meeting with Commissioner Breton, in my view, is clearly a matter of public interest. Why, otherwise, would Commissioner Breton have published a video of their meeting? The report alludes to that meeting. So it would make sense to see Elon Musks name mentioned in the report as a matter of public interest.

As to the legal points you raise, I do not see how re-redacting Elon Musk's name from the report would specifically infringe upon the integrity and privacy of his person. His conduct in regards to his companies and planned acquisition of Twitter is a subject of news coverage by most major news outlets in the world, his meeting with one of the EU's top market regulators hardly a private affair. Saying so is, in my view, a misreading both of Regulation 1049/2001 and Regulation 2018/1725 concerning data protection of EU institutions. I would also like to point out the relevant case law in the matter. In the case Commission vs. Bavarian Lager (C‑28/08 P), the matter at stake was that the Commission redacted five names of people following two express refusals by persons to consent to the disclosure of their identity and the Commission’s failure to contact the remaining three attendees. In this case, I wonder whether the Commission has attempted to reach Mr. Musk? I contend that this should happen in this case and his name de-redacted if he does not specifically object.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Fanta

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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).
 
 
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Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
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aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 31/05/2022 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
GROW in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2022/2635.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 31/05/2022 (Ares(2022)4036861).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (22/06/2022). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear Mr Fanta,

 

I refer to your email of 31 May 2022, registered on the same day, by which
you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article 7(2) 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 22 June 2022.

 

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 13 July 2022.

 

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.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mariusz Daca, Ph.D.
Deputy Head of Unit
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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

 

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Dear Mr Alexander Fanta,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision C(2022)
4814 as adopted by the European Commission on 3.7.2022.

 

The formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being
made only in electronic form.

 

Could you please confirm receipt of the attached document by return
e-mail?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

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Secrétariat général de la Commission

SG B2 - Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

BERL 5/155
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Dear Ms / Dear Mr,

It is very important for us.

Please, could you please acknowledge the receipt of the document enclosed
in the message addressed to you ?

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

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Secrétariat général de la Commission

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From: SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:37 PM
To: '[FOI #11229 email]'
<[FOI #11229 email]>
Cc: BEVIERE Chantal (SG) <[email address]>
Subject: C (2022) 4814 final addressed to Alexander Fanta

 

 

Dear Mr Alexander Fanta,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision C(2022)
4814 as adopted by the European Commission on 3.7.2022.

 

The formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being
made only in electronic form.

 

Could you please confirm receipt of the attached document by return
e-mail?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

 

MARTIN GALAN MARIA SERENA

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Secrétariat général de la Commission

SG B2 - Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

BERL 5/155
'   +32-2-299.59.48

 

 

 

 

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