Voluntary Pension Fund

Nikolaj Nielsen made this Informationsfreiheit request to Europäisches Parlament

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Dear European Parliament,

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:

1. Joint letter by CONT and BUDG Chairs to President Metsola about the
Voluntary Pension Fund (VPF)

2. Parliament's Secretariat examination of the pension scheme's situation, which was then submitted to the Bureau

3. List of MEPs signed up to the fund.

There is an overriding public interest in disclosure of all these documents given:

1. The actuarial deficit of the Fund amounted to EUR 371,3 million as of the end of 2021.
2. The Court of Justice estimates that the fund will be insolvent by 2024
3. The EU taxpayer will be required to bail out the fund.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaj Nielsen

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Europäisches Parlament

Our reference: 2022-1198

Dear Mr Nielsen,

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your message, which
was registered on Sep 20, 2022.

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Best regards,

TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate-General for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative
Coordination
[2][European Parliament request email]
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Dear Mr Nielsen,

with regard to your application of 19 September 2022, the European
Parliament has identified the following documents:

- letter of 8 April 2022 (reference D(2022)303806, in attachment); and

- three documents containing the results of roll-call votes with members
of the voluntary pension fund marked in yellow, which are available
[1]here, [2]here and [3]here.

With regard to the three documents marking in yellow the names of Members
who have subscribed to the voluntary fund, we would like to recall
Parliament's response to your application A(2018)1971 in which it was
noted that the disclosure of precisely those names reflects Parliament's
obligations under the relevant case-law.

Parliament has not identified any documents corresponding to an
examination of the fund's situation that was then submitted to the Bureau.
Please be aware that marginal personal data have been redacted.

Best regards,

TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Directorate-General for Interinstitutional Affairs and Legislative
Coordination
[4][European Parliament request email]
[5]www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb

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