Dear European External Action Service,

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:

- containing the number of Short Term and Long Term Election
Observers proposed for each of the EU Election Observation Mission
to the European Commission by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th 2019,

- containing the number of Short Term and Long Term Election
Observers selected by the European Commission from those candidates
which were proposed for each of the EU Election Observation Mission
by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th 2019,

- containing the number of posts of Short Term and Long Term
Election Observers available for Irish candidates which could
be proposed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland ,and selected by the European Commission in regard to
fulfil the national balance of Irish candidates in the total
number of all candidates for each of the EU Election Observation
Mission in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th 2019,

Please state the numbers of upper mentioned Irish Short Term
and Long Term proposed and selected Election Observers separately
by the type and by each EU Election Observation Mission in the
period from 1st January 2017 to 13th 2019,

Please also state the number of upper mentioned Irish Short
Term and Long Term proposed and selected Election Observers how
many of them were Irish civil servants, public officials or
public employees separately for each EU Election Observation
Mission in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th 2019.

Regards,

Michael Grange

Dear European External Action Service,
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:

- containing the number of Short Term and Long Term Election
Observers proposed for each of the EU Election Observation Mission
to the European Commission by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th December 2019,

- containing the number of Short Term and Long Term Election
Observers selected by the European Commission from those candidates
which were proposed for each of the EU Election Observation Mission
by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th December 2019,

- containing the number of posts of Short Term and Long Term
Election Observers available for Irish candidates which could
be proposed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of
Ireland ,and selected by the European Commission in regard to
fulfil the national balance of Irish candidates in the total
number of all candidates for each of the EU Election Observation
Mission in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th December 2019,

Please state the numbers of upper mentioned Irish Short Term
and Long Term proposed and selected Election Observers separately
by the type and by each EU Election Observation Mission in the
period from 1st January 2017 to 13th December 2019,

Please also state the number of upper mentioned Irish Short
Term and Long Term proposed and selected Election Observers how
many of them were Irish civil servants, public officials or
public employees separately for each EU Election Observation
Mission in the period from 1st January 2017 to 13th December 2019.

Regards,

Michael Grange

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS, Europäischer Auswärtiger Dienst

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15 December 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application, which was registered on 19 December 2019
under reference number Ares(2019)7835629.

 

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Subject: Your application for access to information – Extension of
deadline

Dear Sir,

We refer to your request for access to information dated 15/12/2019 and
registered on 19/12/2019 under reference number Ares(2019)7835629.

Please note that your application is currently being handled. However, we
will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 15/01/2020.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Section 4 of the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour for
Staff of the European Commission in their relations with the public
(Commission Decision of 17 October 2000 amending its Rules of Procedure).
The new time limit expires on 05/02/2020.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)

 

 

From: FPI ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 1:27 PM
To: [FOI #7514 email]
Cc: FPI ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Acknowledgement of receipt

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15 December 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application, which was registered on 19 December 2019
under reference number Ares(2019)7835629.

 

Please note that your application concerns a request for access to
information and will be handled in accordance with the Code of Good
Administrative Behaviour for Staff of the European Commission in their
relations with the public (Commission Decision of 17 October 2000 amending
its Rules of Procedure). In accordance with Section 4 of the above
mentioned Code, your application will be handled within 15 working days.
The time limit will expire on 15 January 2020. In case this time limit
needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is 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 European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European 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.

 

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European Commission
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Dear Mr Grange,

 

Please find below the answers to your request for information received by
e-mail dated 15 December 2019 and registered on 19 December 2019 under
reference number Ares(2019)7835629.

 

In the table below, you will find the long-term observers (LTO) and
short-term observers (STO) proposed and selected by the Irish Focal Point
for the EU Election Observation Missions (EU EOM) taking place between
01.01.2017 and 13.12.2019.

 

As there are no national quotas foreseen by Member States for the missions
(no Member State is obliged to propose electoral observers), the table
shows the number of short and long-term observers foreseen for the EOM for
the 28 Member States, plus Canada, Norway and Switzerland.

 

With regard to your request for information on the number of Irish civil
servants, public officials or public employees participating the EU EOMs,
FPI does not gather any statistics of the profession of the observers.

 

Yours sincerely,

European Commission
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)

 

EU Election Proposed Selected STOs in Proposed Selected LTOs in
Observation STO STO mission LTO LTO mission
Mission
EU EOM East 0 0 0 4 1 26
Timor 2017
EU EOM 3 0 14 3 0 14
Gambia 2017
EU EOM 2 1 32 2 0 16
Kosovo 2017
EU EOM 4 1 32 4 1 30
Kenya 2017
EU EOM 3 1 32 3 1 20
Liberia
2017
EU EOM 2 2 40 2 0 20
Kosovo 2
2017
EU EOM 2 2 40 2 1 38
Nepal 2017
EU EOM 3 1 40 1 1 22
Honduras
2017
EU EOM 0 0 16 0 0 0
Liberia 2
2017
EU EOM El 3 1 28 0 0 28
Salvador
2018
EU EOM 4 2 40 3 1 28
Sierra
Leone 2018
EU EOM 3 2 34 1 1 24
Paraguay
2018
EU EOM 2 1 28 2 1 28
Tunisia
2018
EU EOM 3 1 36 2 2 24
Lebanon
2018
EU EOM 4 2 44 4 3 44
Zimbabwe
2018
EU EOM Mali 0 0 30 0 0 20
2018
EU EOM 0 0 0 0 0 60
Pakistan
2018
EU EOM 4 3 46 0 0 40
Madagascar
2018
EU EOM El 1 1 28 0 0 28
Salvador
2019
EU EOM 0 0 0 4 2 40
Nigeria
2019
EU EOM 2 2 56 0 0 28
Senegal
2019
EU EOM 3 2 32 3 2 28
Malawi 2019
EU EOM 3 1 28 1 1 28
Tunisia
2019
EU EOM 3 1 36 2 1 18
Kosovo 2019
EU EOM 1 1 76 0 0 32
Mozambique
2019
EU EOM Sri 3 1 30 3 1 30
Lanka 2019

 

 

 

Dear European External Action Service,

Thank you for your message.

the data did not come out in the table format, so it is not meaningful. Could you re-post the table?

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

Regards,

Michael Grange

Europäischer Auswärtiger Dienst

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Dear Mr Grange,

 

Please find attached the table with the requested information.

 

Kind regards,

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European Commission
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)

 

 

From: FPI ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:16 AM
To: '[FOI #7514 email]'
<[FOI #7514 email]>
Cc: FPI ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Your application for access to information

 

Dear Mr Grange,

 

Please find below the answers to your request for information received by
e-mail dated 15 December 2019 and registered on 19 December 2019 under
reference number Ares(2019)7835629.

 

In the table below, you will find the long-term observers (LTO) and
short-term observers (STO) proposed and selected by the Irish Focal Point
for the EU Election Observation Missions (EU EOM) taking place between
01.01.2017 and 13.12.2019.

 

As there are no national quotas foreseen by Member States for the missions
(no Member State is obliged to propose electoral observers), the table
shows the number of short and long-term observers foreseen for the EOM for
the 28 Member States, plus Canada, Norway and Switzerland.

 

With regard to your request for information on the number of Irish civil
servants, public officials or public employees participating the EU EOMs,
FPI does not gather any statistics of the profession of the observers.

 

Yours sincerely,

[2]cid:image001.png@01D5DCE0.0261B340
European Commission
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)

 

EU Election Proposed Selected STOs in Proposed Selected LTOs in
Observation STO STO mission LTO LTO mission
Mission
EU EOM East 0 0 0 4 1 26
Timor 2017
EU EOM 3 0 14 3 0 14
Gambia 2017
EU EOM 2 1 32 2 0 16
Kosovo 2017
EU EOM 4 1 32 4 1 30
Kenya 2017
EU EOM 3 1 32 3 1 20
Liberia
2017
EU EOM 2 2 40 2 0 20
Kosovo 2
2017
EU EOM 2 2 40 2 1 38
Nepal 2017
EU EOM 3 1 40 1 1 22
Honduras
2017
EU EOM 0 0 16 0 0 0
Liberia 2
2017
EU EOM El 3 1 28 0 0 28
Salvador
2018
EU EOM 4 2 40 3 1 28
Sierra
Leone 2018
EU EOM 3 2 34 1 1 24
Paraguay
2018
EU EOM 2 1 28 2 1 28
Tunisia
2018
EU EOM 3 1 36 2 2 24
Lebanon
2018
EU EOM 4 2 44 4 3 44
Zimbabwe
2018
EU EOM Mali 0 0 30 0 0 20
2018
EU EOM 0 0 0 0 0 60
Pakistan
2018
EU EOM 4 3 46 0 0 40
Madagascar
2018
EU EOM El 1 1 28 0 0 28
Salvador
2019
EU EOM 0 0 0 4 2 40
Nigeria
2019
EU EOM 2 2 56 0 0 28
Senegal
2019
EU EOM 3 2 32 3 2 28
Malawi 2019
EU EOM 3 1 28 1 1 28
Tunisia
2019
EU EOM 3 1 36 2 1 18
Kosovo 2019
EU EOM 1 1 76 0 0 32
Mozambique
2019
EU EOM Sri 3 1 30 3 1 30
Lanka 2019

 

 

 

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Dear European External Action Service,

Thank you for supplying the information requested, very helpful.

Regards,

Michael Grange