Meetings between SG and ArcelorMittal

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Venetia Roxburgh

Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, transcripts, recordings and minutes/notes) relating to the meeting listed below:

1. Between ArcelorMittal and Gints Freimanis, Cabinet member of Valdis Dombrovskis on the 4th February 2022

2. Between ArcelorMittal and Joan Canton, Cabinet member of Thierry Breton on the 20th October 2021

3. Between ArcelorMittal and Kurt Vandenberghe, Cabinet member of Ursula von der Leyen on the 19th October 2021

I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Venetia Roxburgh
1 Long Lane

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Dear Madam,


Thank you for your e-mail of 29 July 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 2
August 2022 under reference numbers GESTDEM 2022/4407 attributed to DG
GROW and GESTDEM 2022/4408 attributed to SG.


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Yours faithfully,








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Dear Ms Roxburgh,


We refer to your requests for access to documents, attributed to DG GROW
for the handling of the parts concerning meetings with the Cabinet of
Commissioner Thierry Breton, registered respectively on 29/07/2022 and
02/08/2022 under the above-mentioned reference numbers.


The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents which would correspond to your request. We therefore
invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed
information on the documents that you seek to obtain. In particular, could
please clarify the nature of the mentioned meetings: are you looking
specifically for bilateral meetings between the Cabinet and the targeted
stakeholders mentioned in the request?


If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application,
please let us know.

In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules to
Regulation 1049/2001[1], the 15 working days time limit for handling your
applications will start running when we receive the requested


Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Kind regards,


DG GROW – Access to documents team

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


Dear [email address],

I am specifically for bilateral meetings between the Cabinet and the targeted stakeholders mentioned in the request, the 20th October meeting is categorized in the Transparency Register as a videoconference on the Green transition : fit for 55, state aid.

Yours sincerely,

Venetia Roxburgh, Secretariat General of the European Commission

Dear Ms Roxburgh,

Thank you for your precision, it is noted.

Kind regards,


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