Access to documents request: May 17 meeting between Joan Canton and ENGIE

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Convention' I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

All documents—including but not limited to correspondence, emails, minutes, notes (hand written or electronic), audio or video recordings, verbatim reports, operational conclusions, lines to take, briefings, and presentations—related to the meeting on May 17 between Joan Canton and ENGIE.

In consideration of the environment and the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic I would prefer to receive documents electronically.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the Commission's search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6. I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

If anything is unclear or would benefit from further discussion please do not hesitate to contact me by email or on +44 7525 592 738.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely
Barnaby Pace, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

Dear Mr Pace,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may of course use directly the electronic form for entering your request:

Best regards,

DG GROW Access to Documents Team

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Dear [email address],

With apologies. My address is:
Global Witness
Rue Belliard 53,
1000, Bruxelles,

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

Dear Mr Pace,

Thank you for your e-mail of 25 May 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 25 May 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3398.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 15 June 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the website is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

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If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.

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Yours faithfully,

DG GROW Access to Documents Team

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Dear Mr Pace,


Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
related to the above-mentioned subject.

Can you please acknowledge the receipt of this email? Thank you in


Yours faithfully,





European Commission

Directorate-General for Informatics

L-107 01/DCS

1049 Brussels/Belgium




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Dear [email address],

I'm happy to acknowledge receipt of your reply. Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Mr Pace,


Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents
registered under GESTDEM 2021/3398.


According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during the
COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice. 


We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG GROW request email].


Kind regards,


DG GROW – Access to documents team



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



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Dear [email address],

I'm happy to acknowledge receipt of your email.

Yours sincerely,

Barnaby Pace