Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

I am writing to submit a request under the European Union's Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council, and Commission documents. Specifically, I request access to records and information related to a series of meetings between ArcelorMittal (AM) representatives and Thierry Breton, Internal Market Commissioner, and/or Joan Canton, a cabinet member of Commissioner Breton. The relevant meetings took place on the following dates:

- 02/02/2022 meeting between Thierry Breton, Commissioner, Joan Canton, Cabinet Member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “Exchange on energy price surges, investment needs and support to decarbonisation objectives”.

- 20/10/2021 meeting between Joan Canton, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “Green transition: fit for 55, state aid.”

- 31/05/2021 meeting between Joan Canton, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “Fit for 55 package.”

- 18/05/2021 meeting between Joan Canton, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “Clean Hydrogen alliance; fit for 55 package.”

19/04/2021 meeting between Joan Canton, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “Fit for 55 package, industrial strategy.”

- 10/09/2020 meeting between Thierry Breton, Commissioner, Gaelle Garnier, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton and AM representatives on “EU industrial strategy.”

I am seeking the following documents and information related to these meetings:

- All preparatory documents, including but not limited to memos, emails, briefing notes, or reports, exchanged between representatives of ArcelorMittal and any officials or employees of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, in anticipation of the aforementioned meetings.
- Copies of the agendas and any related materials distributed during each of the specified meetings.
- Meeting minutes or notes taken during the meetings that occurred on 02/02/2022, 20/10/2021, 31/05/2021, 18/05/2021, 19/04/2021, and 10/09/2020 between ArcelorMittal representatives and Thierry Breton and/or Joan Canton.
- Any presentation documents, slides, charts, or graphics used during these meetings.
- Any records related to decisions, commitments, or agreements made during or as a result of these meetings.
- Any records of follow-up actions or communications subsequent to these meetings.

Please provide the requested documents within the timeframe specified by Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. If any of the requested documents are subject to exceptions or restrictions under this regulation, please clearly indicate the reasons for the refusal and specify the legal basis for such refusal. I accept receiving partially disclosed documents.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I look forward to receiving the requested information.

Yours faithfully,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado
C/ Ravaleta, 5
43110 La Canonja (Tarragona)
Spain

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 22/12/2023 and registered on 04/01/2024 under the case number
2024/0048.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 25/01/2024. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs - Access to Documents
European Commission

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir,

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 04/01/2024
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 today.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns different
Services which must be consulted.

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 15/02/2024.

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

Yours sincerely,

DG GROW ATD Team

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Sir,

 

We refer to your requests registered under the two above-mentioned
reference numbers. Please find attached the reply to your two requests. We
would appreciate it if you could acknowledge receipt of this message.

 

Please also note that we answered to one email of the two cases only and
corresponding to the case 2024/0048.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

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

 

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado

Dear [email address],

I appreciate your response and the time invested in facilitating the information to me.

Yours sincerely,

Luis Miguel Hurtado Coronado