Bureau documents Dec-18

Peter made this access to documents request to European Parliament

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, European Parliament should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

From: Peter

Delivered

Dear Madam, Sir,

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) Note from the Secretary-General: Follow-up: The MEPs’ Voluntary Pension Fund

2) Note from the Secretary-General: 2017 final reports of political parties and foundations at European level

3) Note from the Secretary-General: Funding of European political parties and European political foundations for the financial year 2019

4) Note from the Secretary-General: Renewal of the mandate of the Board of Trustees and the Academic Committee for the House of European History

5) Note from the Secretary-General: Adjustment of Members’ General Expenditure allowances and Members’ Travel and Subsistence allowances in 2019

6) Note from the Secretary-General: Financial contribution for the Former Members Association in 2019

7) Note from the Secretary-General: Financial contribution for the European Parliamentary Association in 2019

8) Note from the Secretary-General: Adjustment for 2018 of the maximum monthly amount of parliamentary assistance expenses and monthly ceilings for the remuneration or fees of local assistants

Please note that all of the above documents have been mentioned in Bureau agendas of Monday 10 December 2018 (PE-8/BUR/OJ/2018-14), and therefore should be in principle made public, according to a majority of MEPs.

(On 28 April 2016 the European Parliament adopted a resolution, in which it called on the Parliament "to make available the agendas and feedback notes of the meetings of committee coordinators, the Bureau and the Conference of Presidents, as well as, in principle, all documents referred to in these agendas ... by publishing them on the parliament's website". The text received the support from an 86 percent majority (523 yes votes, 37 no votes, and 46 abstentions).

On 14 September 2017, the European Parliament adopted another resolution (368 yes votes, 161 no votes, and 60 abstentions). In the resolution, the parliament recalled “its calls on the Commission and the Council in its resolution of 28 April 2016 on public access to documents for the years 2014-2015 , in which it: … called for agendas and feedback notes of the meetings of Parliament’s Committee Coordinators, Bureau and Conference of Presidents to be made available, and, in principle, for all documents referred to in those agendas to be made available too, by publishing them on Parliament’s website”.)

All the best,
Peter Teffer

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Acknowledgment of receipt

 

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application
for access to documents, which was registered on 20/12/2018 under
reference A(2018)16862.

 

All requests for public access to documents are treated in compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

 

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulation, your application will
be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request. The
deadline expires on 23/01/2019 due to the Christmas break.

 

The European Parliament reserves the right to ask for additional
information regarding your identity in order to verify compliance with
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and the European Parliament’s implementing
measures.

 

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

 

kind regards,

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

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

 

 

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Our ref.: A(2018)16862

 

 

Dear Mr Teffer,

 

The deadline for replying to your application concerning public access to
documents registered on 20/12/2018 expires on 23/01/2019.

 

However, due to the fact that the internal consultation process for the
relevant documents and the fact that the detailed analysis of all legal
aspects linked to the possible disclosure of the relevant documents are
still ongoing, in order to reply to your application Parliament
exceptionally needs to extend the time-limit provided for in Article 7(1)
of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 by a further 15 working days, in
accordance with Article 7(3) of the same regulation. The new deadline
expires on 13/02/2019.

 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. We thank you for your
understanding.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

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

 

 

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