Reach revision + DG Grow

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I would like to request access to the following documents related to the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability, and in particular to the reform of the CLP and REACH Regulations:

1. A list of all meetings/ discussions that have taken place since 1st December 2021 between Commissioner Breton and representatives of his cabinet (in particular Gaelle Garnier, Joan Canton and Valere Moutarlier), the directors and the director-general of DG GROW, with representatives of individual companies (including their lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations on the other hand, specifically: BDI, VCI, CEFIC, Eurometaux, Bayer, BASF, PlasticsEurope, Corteva, 3M, Chemours, Corbion, Solvay.

2. Any records, minutes or notes of these meetings/discussions.

3. Any briefings prepared for these meetings.

4. All correspondence exchanged since 1st December 2021 (including SMS & any other type of messages processed through phone apps - eg., WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram etc, recorded voice messages, emails, letters and attached documents) between the above DG GROW officials and representatives of individual companies (including lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations on the other hand.

In the interests of good administration, I request that the response clearly identifies the documents held by the Commission in relation to each of these categories and clearly indicates to which category the disclosed documents relate.

To the extent possible, my strong preference is to receive documents in electronic format

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
CEO
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

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

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 07/10/2022 and registered on 10/10/2022 under the case number
2022/5754.

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 31/10/2022. 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 Madam,

We are writing concerning your request for access to Commission documents
registered on 10/10/2022 under case number 2022/5754.

We are currently working on your request. However, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full analysis of
your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 31/10/2022.

The application concerns a very large number of documents ; part of the
documents requested originates from third parties, which have been
consulted and the application concerns documents held by different
Services, which must be consulted.

Therefore, in line with Article 7(3) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001,
we need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new
time limit expires on 24/11/2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

DG GROW Access to Documents Team

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Dear Madam,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/5754.

Kind regards,

DG GROW Access to Documents Team

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

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 'Reach revision + DG Grow' 2022/5754.

Thank you for the reply.

Please note that I do not expect or wish to receive personal data. However, several documents including the note of the BDI breakfast and the briefing for the Chemours meeting have substantial redactions. It is not clear from the letter why they have been readcted. The table intimates that this could be because the redacted information was "out of scope". I would be grateful for confirmation that this is indeed the case and that none of the redacted info is relevant to my request.

Furthermore I was surprised that only 8 documents were found. I had also asked for ... a list of all meetings/ discussions that have taken place since 1st December 2021 between Commissioner Breton and representatives of his cabinet (in particular Gaelle Garnier, Joan Canton and Valere Moutarlier), the directors and the director-general of DG GROW, with representatives of individual companies (including their lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations on the other hand, specifically: BDI, VCI, CEFIC, Eurometaux, Bayer, BASF, PlasticsEurope, Corteva, 3M, Chemours, Corbion, Solvay ... and ... all correspondence exchanged since 1st December 2021 (including SMS & any other type of messages processed through phone apps - eg., WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram etc, recorded voice messages, emails, letters and attached documents) between the above DG GROW officials and representatives of individual companies (including lobby consultancies and law firms) and/or industry associations on the other hand.

I would like to know if all aspects of my request have been fully looked at? If not, I would request that this is done urgently, including under the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Ms Cann,

In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to review this position.

Such a confirmatory application should be addressed to the Secretariat-General of the Commission within 15 working days upon receipt of this letter.

You can submit it in one of the following ways:

* by asking for a review via your portal account (available only for initial requests submitted via the portal account),

* or by mail:
European Commission
Secretariat-General Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)
BERL 7/076
B-1049 Bruxelles

* or by email to: [email address]

Best regards,
DG GROW ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for the reply. Usually confirmatory appliactions filed via Ask the EU are passed on.

Is DG Grow unable to do this in this case?

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Cann

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Colleagues,

Please find enclosed the confirmatory request for registration & review.

Kind regards,

DG GROW A2D team

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Please find enclosed a confirmatory request for your review.

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Madam,

Your confirmatory application has been forwarded to SG.

Kind regards,

DG GROW ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2022/5754, sent on 07/12/2022 and registered on 07/12/2022.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 06/01/2023. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Thank you for forwarding on the confirmatory application.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Ms Cann,

We are writing concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case 2022/5754 registered on 7/12/2022.

We are currently working on your confirmatory request. However, we have
not yet been able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full
analysis of your request as we are still conducting internal
consultations. We will not be able to send you the reply within the
prescribed time limit expiring on 6/01/2023.

Therefore, in line with Article 8(2) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 we
need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new time
limit expires on 27/01/2023.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Access to documents team

Secretariat General

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

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Ms Cann,

We are writing to you concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case case 2022/5754 registered on 7/12/2022.

On 06/01/2023, we extended the time-limit for replying to your
confirmatory request to 27/01/2023.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to send you the reply within this
extended time limit as we have not yet finalised our internal
consultations.

However, we assure you that we are doing our best to send a reply to your
confirmatory request as soon as possible.

We regret this additional delay and sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Access to documents team

Secretariat General

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

Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

I have not heard from you regarding my confirmatory application to 2022/5754 since 27 January. It it is not acceptable to have no updates nor responses. I consider the Commission is in complete violation of Regulation 1049 which only allows for one extension of 15 days in “exceptional circumstances” with “detailed reasons”.

If I don’t receive a substantive reply by Friday 26 May I will take a complaint to the Ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Madam,

Please note that at the confirmatory stage, the case and final reply is handled by the Secretariat-General of the EU Commission, which you can contact here: [email address]. We will now also forward your email below to them.

Yours faithfully,

DG GROW ATD Team

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Dear Ms Vicky Cann,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of the Commission Decision
C(2023)3437 as adopted by the European Commission on 21.5.2023.

 

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 documents by return
e-mail?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dimitra PROTOPSALTI

SG.B2 Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

 

European Commission
Secretariat-General

 

BERL 005/155
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tél: (+32) 2 29 56750

 

Dear [email address],

Thank you; I have now received the response to my confirmatory application 2022-5754.

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Cann