Employment of family members as local assistants by MEPs

Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung hat geantwortet, dass sie Ihre Anfrage zu einer anderen öffentlichen Körperschaft weitergeleitet haben.

Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

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:

The right (or not) of a Member of the European Parliament to employ own family members, such as an uncle and/or a brother-in-law, as local assistants.

Yours faithfully,
Josef Caruana

Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung

[1]Ares(2018)4338013 – 22.08.2018
Dear Mr Caruana,
We refer to your email dated 20/08/2018 in which you made an application
for access to documents, registered on 21/08/2018 under Ares(2018)4322370.
In particular, you wish to receive documents which contain information
about the right of a Member of the European Parliament to employ own
family members, such as an uncle and/or a brother-in-law, as local
The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents which would correspond to your request. It appears that
the information you seek concerns the applicable legal framework regarding
recruitment and employment of assistants to MEPs.
Please note in this respect that OLAF is an EU body mandated to detect,
investigate and stop fraud affecting the EU financial interests. OLAF
fulfils its missions by fighting fraud affecting the EU budget;
investigating corruption by staff of EU institutions; and developing
anti-fraud legislation and policies. OLAF is not therefore in a position
to provide general information regarding the applicable legislation
regarding MEPs. If you are interested in this issue, we invite you to
contact the European Parliament
If you wish to report fraud which may be connected to the above-mentioned
issue, you can consult our webpage about how to report to OLAF
If you are interested in documents in OLAF's possession, we 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 which you seek to obtain.
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