Armitage - children,Romania

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Dear Secretariat General,

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 correspondence, internal notes etc from or related to Richard Armitage, when he was US deputy secretary of state, related to adoption, child protection - Romania.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Dear Mr Dohle,

Thank you for your email dated 22/12/2015 concerning your access to information request.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.

Could you please confirm your postal address?

Viktoriastr. 46 - 52066 Aachen - Germany

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B.4 (Rc) – Transparency

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Dear Secretariat General,

I confirm this is my postal address.

Season's greetings,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Les bureaux de la Commission sont fermés du 24 décembre 2015 au 1er
janvier 2016 inclus.  Vos demandes d'accès aux documents seront traitées
dès le 4 janvier.  Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes fêtes de Noël et une
excellente Nouvelle Année !

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Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

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January 2016.  We will handle your requests for access to documents on
4^th January.  We wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 24/12/2015.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 28/12/2015 under reference number GestDem 2015/6729.

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 25/01/2015. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Arun Dohle hat eine Nachricht hinterlassen ()

Time Limit 25 January 2016

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Please find attached an advanced copy of the reply to your correspondence
to the European Commission.

 

Kind regards,

Secretariat C1
European Commission
DG Justice
Unit C1

Mo 59 05/75
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
[1][email address]

Fundamental Rights on Europa:
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-...
EU children's rights website: [3]http://ec.europa.eu/0-18/

 

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Extended time limit: 12 February 2016

Dear Secretariat General,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Secretariat General's handling of my FOI request 'Armitage - children,Romania'. (GestDem 2015/6729)

By law a reply should have been given latest on 12 February 2016.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/armit...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Dear Mr Dohle,

Thank you for your email of 16/02/2016 (copy below) in which you lodged a confirmatory application for access to documents - GESTDEM 2015/6729.

In the meantime, we have been informed by DG JUST that the initial reply will be sent to you in a few days.

In view of this, we would like to inform you that the Secretariat General will not register your confirmatory application at this stage.

However, upon receipt of the initial reply, if you wish to submit a confirmatory request in accordance with Article 7 of the Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you remain free to do so.

Best regards,

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Please find attached a reply to correspondence to the European Commission.

Kind regards,

Secretariat C1

European Commission
DG Justice
Unit C1
Mo 59 05/75
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
[1][email address]

Fundamental Rights on Europa:
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-...
EU children's rights website: [3]http://ec.europa.eu/0-18/

 

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Dear Secretariat General/DG Justice,

Thank you for today's reply.

However, the letter of Commissioner Verheugen to Deputy Secretary of State Armitage was not attached. Can you please send it.

For the letter of Mr. Armitage to Commissioner Verheugen, it was said that no reaction has yet been received from the US authorities.
In this context I would like to point to the remarks made by the European Ombudsman, in 2014, in relation to a another request I made at the time:

Further remarks

(i) If an EU institution has to consult a third party with a view to assessing whether any of the exceptions to access set out in Regulation 1049/2001 apply, the institution should give the third party a deadline for its response. This deadline should be set so as to allow the institution to handle the request for access promptly.

(ii) If the third party does not respond within the set deadline, the institution should proceed to an examination of the documents, bearing in mind that, in principle, all documents should be accessible to the public.

(iii) Any decision to refuse access to third-party documents, whether following initial application or a confirmatory application, must be based, on the exceptions to access set out in Regulation 1049/2001 and not merely on the third party's undefined reservations regarding disclosure.

(iv) If the third party has not responded to an institution's consultation in respect of an initial application for access, there should normally be no reason for the institution to carry out a new consultation in respect of a confirmatory application for access.

(v) Given that the identity of an applicant has no bearing on the decision as to whether any of the exceptions to access in Regulation 1049/2001 applies, a third-party author's request for information on the identity of the applicant should be dealt with separately and that request should not be allowed to delay the institution's processing of the application for access to third-party documents.
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/cases/...

Considering the above, I would be grateful to receive a decision as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

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Time limit confirmatory appeal: 15 March 2016

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Please find attached a reply to you access to documents request Ref
GestDem No 2015/6729 to the European Commission.

Kind regards,

Secretariat JUST C1
European Commission
DG Justice
Unit C1
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
[1][email address]

Fundamental Rights on Europa:
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-...
EU children's rights website: [3]http://ec.europa.eu/0-18/

 

 

References

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Dear Secretariat General,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Secretariat General's handling of my FOI request 'Armitage - children,Romania'. GestDem No 2015/6729

Despite my earlier reminder that the reply of Commissioner Verheugen to Deputy Secretary of State Armitage of 9 June 20044 was not released, it still has not been made public.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/armit...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Thank you for your email of 15/03/2016 in which you lodged a confirmatory application for access to documents - GESTDEM 2015/6729.

In the meantime, we have been informed by DG JUST that the initial reply to your request has been sent to you in 2 parts: 1st reply on 26/02/2016 and 2nd reply on 15/03/2016 (see documents attached).

In view of this, we would like to inform you that the Secretariat General will not register your confirmatory application.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Secretariat General,

Thank you. Now I received both the letter of US Deputy Secretary Armitage and the reply of Commissioner Verheugen.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle