Dear European Union Agency for Railways,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am hereby requesting access to the travel expenses of ERA's Executive Director, for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 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 ERA's Executive Director, 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 ERA staff members.
I remain at your disposition to answer any questions or clarifications you might have related to this request.
Thank you in advance.
Access Info Europe
Dear Ms. Luisa Izuzquiza,
Thank you for your e-mail and interest in the activities of the European
Union Agency for Railways (ERA).
With regards to your application for access to documents concerning the
travel expenses of ERA's Executive Director for the period 1 January 2016
to 31 December 2016, application received by ERA on the 16th of January
2018, please find the following:
After carefully assessing your application and in line with the provisions
of Regulation (EC) No.1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the
Council regarding public access to documents, ERA can provide you with a
table (attached) detailing all the travel expenses of ERA's Executive
Director for the requested period in a synthetic form. Please note that
the management of missions in ERA is automated, and therefore the attached
table was produced for the purpose of providing a response to your
request. Taking into account the amount of paperwork attached to each
individual mission, we believe this one document contains all the
essential information you requested.
Please note that, in line with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC)
No.1049/2001, you may file a confirmatory application within 15 working
days of receiving this email.
Thank you! I hereby confirm I have received the disclosed document.
Access Info Europe