Travel expenses

Die Anfrage wurde abgelehnt durch Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission.

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, I am hereby requesting access to the travel expenses of Mr G. Kessler (DG BUDG advisor, former General Director of OLAF), E. Bianchi (OLAF Director B), Francesco Albore (OLAF staff member) for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 inclusive.

I am looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following information:
- Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or transportation;
- Exact dates and duration of the trip;
- Amount spent on accommodation;
- Amount spent on subsistence;
- Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.

If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum, names and job titles).

With respect to personal information contained in any documents that you might have, I note that the only information being sought here is the name and surname of the relevant persons, something which is already in the public domain. This request does not seek access to any other personal information such as bank account details. Nor am I requesting data such as the office addresses, signatures or telephone numbers of the abovementioned staff members.

I remain at your disposition to answer any questions or clarifications you might have related to this request.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Pelo
Slotermeerlaan 133
1063 Amsterdam
Netherlands

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Madam,
 
Thank you for your e-mail fax dated 02 March 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents.
 
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 22
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Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

Dear Ms Pelo,
 
We refer to your requests for access to document dated 02/03/2019 at 6:16
PM and 6:20 PM.   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. 
 
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 12/04/2019.
 
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice

Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Travel xpenses'.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request. Until now, you have not provided me with an access to these documents that I have asked.

I would like to point out that the European Commission has the good practice of making such kind of data available to the public and publish them et the present website.
There is an overriding interest in disclosing these documents. As such it is important for the general public to be able to hold the EU accountable for its use of EU budget.
While we do not ask for any sensitive personal information such as telephone numbers or individual data.

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

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Pelo

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Ms Pelo,
 
Please find herewith the reply to the above mentioned subject.
The paper copy is following by registered post.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
 
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice

Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud
Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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