External consultants spending

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI),

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:

How much did the department spend on external consultants for each of the last five financial years?

Please also provide a breakdown about what kind of consultancy was purchased - eg. public relations, marketing...

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

Dear Mr Harris,

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:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Yours faithfully,

Vassiliki ANAGNOSTOU
Access to documents coordinator

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6

L130 4/70
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Mr Harris,

We have not received an answer to our e-mail of 14 July 2014 yet (see below).

Could you please reply as soon as possible?

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Best regards,

Vassiliki ANAGNOSTOU
Access to documents coordinator

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6

L130 4/70
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI),

My postal address is: Chris Harris, New Media, Euronews, 60 Chemin des Mouilles, 69131 Écully, Lyon, France

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 10/07/2014. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 12/08/2014, under reference number GestDem 2014/3714, the same day you provided us with your postal address, in line with the procedural requirements.

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 03/09/2014. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Vassiliki ANAGNOSTOU
Access to documents coordinator
Unit R.6
L130 4/70
Tel. 59894

Link to the procedure on the treatment of access to documents requests in DG AGRI
http://myintracomm.ec.europa.eu/dg/agri/...

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[Subject only] FW: Ares(2014)2862247 - Access to documents request - Positive reply to Mr Harris - No Gestdem: 2014/3714

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI),

I would like, please, a review of your decision not to provide me with a breakdown of what the consultancy was spent on.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11/09/2014.

As the new request concerns your previous one, no GestDem 2014/3714, it is treated under the same reference number. You will receive a reply as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Vassiliki ANAGNOSTOU
Access to documents coordinator

European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6

L130 4/70
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

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Dear Mr Harris,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 11/09/2014 related to your request no GestDem
2014/3714.

 

Please find below a document and information corresponding to your
request.

 

Year Technical Assistance
(Budget line)

  05.
     
2013 3.229.399,87
     
     
2012 2.539.502,78
     
     
2011 1.309.091,59
     
     
2010 1.334.939,83
     
     
2009 1.741.971,93
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned in our previous reply, there Is no document that provides an
exact breakdown of the specific type of the consultancy, however on the
website described below you can find information on the contractors of DG
AGRI.

 

The Commission publishes yearly through its Financial Transparency System
the beneficiaries of EU grants and contracts.

 

The link is the following:

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/fts/index_en....

 

By clicking on “display more options”, one can search for the budget lines
allocated to DG AGRI (budget line starting by '05'). For Further
information one may use the “details” tab to obtain further information on
the entities.

 

Data published on the FTS only relates to funds directly managed by the
Commission.

 

Around 80% of the EU budget is managed by national governments or regional
managing authorities. Each EU country is responsible for publishing data
on the beneficiaries of the funds it administers.

 

For public procurement, only amounts above 15.000€ are displayed in the
FTS.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Vassiliki ANAGNOSTOU
Access to documents coordinator
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit R.6

L130 4/70
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

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Dear Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI),

I don't accept your response.

You must know what type of consultancy you purchased on each occasion.

If you cannot provide type of consultancy, please provide instead a breakdown of how much was spend with each separate supplier in each particular year.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Generaldirektion Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung

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Dear Chris Harris,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No
2014/4032; 2014/6188; 2014/6142; 2014/6129; 2014/6091; 2014/6072;
2014/6064; 2014/6063; 2014/6051; 2014/6043; 2014/6042; 2014/6021;
2014/6018; 2014/6017; 2014/6012; 2014/6011; 2014/6010; 2014/6008;
2014/6006; 2014/5994; 2014/5988 and 2014/3714.

We refer to your e-mails dated from 11/12/2014 to 19/12/2014 in which you
make requests for access to documents under the above-mentioned reference
numbers.

We have identified the following document as falling under the scope of
your request:

o Title: Total external consultancy expenditure per DG 2009 -2011

Author: Nandor Vass

Date: 12/06/2013

o Title: Total external consultancy expenditure per DG 2012 -2013

Author: Nandor Vass

Date: 25/03/2014

Please find enclosed a copy of the documents requested.

It includes an indication of the topics of the items, the names of the
providers, the country where the providers have their seats, as well as
the date when the budget appropriations were committed by the authorising
officers (where available).

For the sake of coherence, consultancy was defined as "services provided
by external firms with a primary purpose of giving expert advice". Cost
items such as those related to outsourcing of operational activities and
IT development were not included in the list.

The data on which the compilation is based were encoded in a decentralised
manner by the individual DGs.

Also, we are aware that you have already received some individual
responses from some DGs. However this response is intended as a general,
consistent one on behalf of all DGs, so as to present the data in a
unified manner and to make it easier to navigate for you.

Yours sincerely,

Hegay Pierre
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Budget
Information and Communication

Avenue d´Auderghem, 19
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

 

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