Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting minutes (and any other reports) of meetings (including video and telephone meetings) with interest representatives, at which the formation of a European Raw Materials Alliance was discussed, between 1st June and 3rd September 2020.

In addition, I would like to request any email correspondence relating to such meetings.

Yours sincerely,
Myriam Douo

Postal Address:
Friends of the Earth Europe
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Ms Douo,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 12/11/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
13/11/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/6936.

 

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
04/12/2020. 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 AsktheEU.org 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 AsktheEU.org 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).

 

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

 

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, 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.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents
[1]https://ec.europa.eu/info/principles-and....

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/01 – Coordination and Planning

 

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ROCHA MARTINS Soraia, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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[5]Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to documents
GESTDEM 2020/6936

Sent by ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW) <[email address]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
<[email address]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms Douo,

 

Please find attached a letter from HANDLEY Peter (GROW.DDG1.C.2) and its
related annexes.

 

Would you be so kind to send us back the declaration signed before 12h

 

Many thanks for your attention.

 

Best Regards,

 

Soraia Rocha Martins

Secretary to the Head of Unit

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European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Unit GROW C2 - Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials

 

BREY 11/200

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-60408

[7][email address]

 

 

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5. https://webgate.ec.testa.eu/Ares/documen...
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ROCHA MARTINS Soraia, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Ms Douo,

 

Please disregard the deadline I gave you in my previous email.

It was not addressed towards you.

 

You can send me the document signed at your earliest convenience.

 

Apologizes for my mistake.

 

With kind regards,

Soraia Martins

 

 

From: ROCHA MARTINS Soraia <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 11:38 AM
To: [FOI #8764 email]
Cc: MORSDORF George (GROW-EXT) <[email address]>; GROW
C2 <[email address]>
Subject: Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to documents
GESTDEM 2020/6936

 

[1]Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to documents
GESTDEM 2020/6936

 

Sent by ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
<[2][email address]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
<[3][email address]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Ms Douo,

 

Please find attached a letter from HANDLEY Peter (GROW.DDG1.C.2) and its
related annexes.

 

Would you be so kind to send us back the declaration signed before 12h

 

Many thanks for your attention.

 

Best Regards,

 

Soraia Rocha Martins

Secretary to the Head of Unit

[4]logo

European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Unit GROW C2 - Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials

 

BREY 11/200

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-60408

[5][email address]

 

 

References

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5. mailto:[email address]

ROCHA MARTINS Soraia, Mercado Interno, Industria, Emprendimiento y PYMEs

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Dear Ms Douo,

 

This is a kind reminder.

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

Kind regards,

Soraia Rocha Martins

Secretary to the Head of Unit

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European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Unit GROW C2 - Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials

 

BREY 11/200

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-60408

[2][email address]

 

 

 

From: ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 12:16 PM
To: [FOI #8764 email]
Subject: RE: Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to
documents GESTDEM 2020/6936

 

Dear Ms Douo,

 

Please disregard the deadline I gave you in my previous email.

It was not addressed towards you.

 

You can send me the document signed at your earliest convenience.

 

Apologizes for my mistake.

 

With kind regards,

Soraia Martins

 

 

From: ROCHA MARTINS Soraia <[3][email address]>
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 11:38 AM
To: [4][FOI #8764 email]
Cc: MORSDORF George (GROW-EXT) <[5][email address]>;
GROW C2 <[6][email address]>
Subject: Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to documents
GESTDEM 2020/6936

 

[7]Ares(2020)7527991 - URGENT Request related to access to documents
GESTDEM 2020/6936

 

Sent by ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
<[8][email address]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ROCHA MARTINS Soraia (GROW)
<[9][email address]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Ms Douo,

 

Please find attached a letter from HANDLEY Peter (GROW.DDG1.C.2) and its
related annexes.

 

Would you be so kind to send us back the declaration signed before 12h

 

Many thanks for your attention.

 

Best Regards,

 

Soraia Rocha Martins

Secretary to the Head of Unit

[10]logo

European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Unit GROW C2 - Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials

 

BREY 11/200

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-60408

[11][email address]

 

 

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6. mailto:[email address]
7. https://webgate.ec.testa.eu/Ares/documen...
8. mailto:[email address]
9. mailto:[email address]
11. mailto:[email address]

Dear ROCHA MARTINS Soraia,

Thank you for the documents. I am happy to delete the unredacted documents you sent me and not use them in the future. However, I do not agree with being held responsible for a mistake made by your services. Moreover, the documents have now been online and publicly available for over 6 days and I have no control over who might have downloaded them nor the use they could make of those documents. I would be highly unfair and questionable to hold me, or anybody in a similar situation, responsible for a situation they did not cause and have no control over.
Might I suggest that you delete this mention in your future correspondence with EU citizens trying to exercise their right to information under EU law? I am lucky enough to be aware of principles of law and be empowered enough to refuse to sign your declaration but everybody might not be. It would be highly unethical for the EU Commission to try and have EU citizens sign such a declaration when the institution itself made the mistake in the first place...

Yours sincerely,

Myriam Douo

MORSDORF George,

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Dear Ms Douo,

 

I am replying to your message on behalf of Ms Rocha-Martins.

 

Thank you for confirming deletion of the personal data and for your
feedback on the language of the rectification letter and the declaration
form. We would like to clarify that potential responsibility of the
applicant for further circulation of personal data contained in the
erroneously disclosed documents refers only to such cases where this
circulation has been initiated by the applicant after the receipt of our
rectification letter.

 

Please rest assured that the Commission fully assumes its responsibility
for negative consequences for data subjects engendered by DG GROW’s
unauthorised, accidental disclosure of personal data. We are also in
contact with AskTheEU to inform them about the unauthorised disclosure and
to achieve that the correct versions of the documents replace the
documents released in error.

 

We have checked internally and, while the language is legally accurate, it
lends itself to misunderstandings. We have therefore initiated a review of
the standard templates we use, to make clearer where responsibility for
further circulation of erroneously disclosed personal data starts and
ends.

 

Thank you for the constructive feedback.

 

Best regards,

George MÖRSDORF

 

 
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
Energy-intensive Industries and Raw Materials

BREY 11/142
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 229-83489
[email address]

 

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AsktheEU.org Team,

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Positive reply granting full access to all documents requested sent by DG
GROW on November 25, 2020:
Dear Ms Douo,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – GESTDEM 2020/6936
We refer to your letter of  12 November 2020 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 13 November 2020 under the above
mentioned reference number.
We enclose a copy of the documents requested. These are the following:
1.     Meeting report of a meeting of Commissioner Breton with
representatives of the non-ferrous metals sector, 18 June 2020
2.     Meeting report of a meeting of Vice-President Šefčovič with
representatives of the non-ferrous metals sector, 9 July 2020
3.     Presentation slides used by EIT RawMaterials at a meeting on 17
July presenting EIT RawMaterials and the planned European Raw Materials
Alliance (no minutes were made)
The meeting reports were drawn up for internal use under the
responsibility of the relevant official of the Directorate-General for
Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). It solely
reflects the author's interpretation of the interventions made and does
not set out any official position of the third parties to which the
document refers, which was not consulted on its content. It does not
reflect the position of the Commission and cannot be quoted as such.
Please note that documents originating from third parties are disclosed to
you based on Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. However, this disclosure is
without prejudice to the rules on intellectual property,  which may limit
your right to reproduce or exploit the released document/documents without
the agreement of the originator, who may hold an intellectual property
right on it/them. The European Commission does not assume any
responsibility from their reuse.
Yours faithfully,
Peter Handley,
Head of Unit, Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials, DG GROW
Annex(es):
-       Meeting report Breton Eurometaux 18-06-2020
-       Meeting report Sefcovic Eurometaux 09-07-2020
-       Presentation slides EIT RawMaterials 17-07-2020