Nikolaj Nielsen

Dear European Economic and Social Committee,

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:

On 11 May, 2020 at 9.30, Mr Luca Jahier posted a video of himself being driven by a chauffeur from Italy (?) back to Brussels.

I am requesting information of any associated expenses and/or travel costs (including salary of the driver) for this trip. I am also requesting information in terms of kilometres traveled, departure point, type of vehicle driven, and duration of the trip.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaj Nielsen

Avenue d'Auderghem / Oudergemlaan 150
1040 Brussels

access2documents, Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss

Dear Mr Nielsen,

Thank you for your e-mail and interest in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

We hereby confirm receipt of your query, which is being handled in line with the provisions of the EESC Transparency Policy. We will revert to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

The Information Centre and Document Management Sector

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access2documents, Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschuss

Dear Mr Nielsen,


We refer to your request dated 03/07/2020: please  note that the presence
of the President in Brussels was essential for the proper running of the
EESC's activities during this very difficult moment.  Displacement was
very difficult and this exceptional mission was therefore the best
solution in order to repatriate the President to good health and safety
conditions for him and the Committee (the President did not come into
contact with other people during the trip).


Below please find the additional requested information:


mission of the EESC President due to working obligations from Turin Italy
to Brussels Belgium.

• point of departure: Turin, the President’s domicile

• Associated travel expenses (including driver’s salary):

NA with regard to the salary of the driver. The driver was accustomed to
security measures to be taken. He received mission allowances EUR 270

Hotel expenses EUR 174

Other costs: Fuel and tolls approximately EUR 200.

• vehicle type: BMW 530e Hybrid plug in, fitted with Plexiglas of
separation between driver/passenger, masks, gloves, disinfectant gel

• travel time 3 days and two nights. From Saturday morning to Monday
evening, including two hotel nights and the necessary rest breaks for the

• kilometers traveled: 2208


Your attention is drawn to the fact that you have lodged your application
via the website, which is a private website not officially
related to the European Economic and Social Committee. Therefore, the
European Economic and Social Committee cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.


Best Regards


Information Centre and Document Management Sector



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