Commissioners' expenses 2012 and 2013

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From: Valentina pop

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

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:
The salaries, travel and other expenses paid out to the commissioners and Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for the years 2012 and 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Valentina pop

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address that is required
for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural
requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest
convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the
registration of your request.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Kind regards,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS (PSc)

European Commission
Secretariat General
B4 – Transparency

 

 

 

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From: Valentina pop

Dear Secretariat General (SG),
I am surprised by your response.
According to Regulation 1049/2001 the applicant simply has to make a written request in any form, including electronic form. There is no further requirement to give any personal details nor to state reasons for the request. Article 6.1 of the Regulation says:
"Applications for access to a document shall be made in any written form, including electronic form, in one of the languages referred to in Article 314 of the EC Treaty and in a sufficiently precise manner to enable the institution to identify the document. The applicant is not obliged to state reasons for the application."
Yours faithfully,

Valentina Pop

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Dear Ms Pop,

The European Commission has to notify its replies to access to document requests in a way that provides for legal certainty as regards the receipt of the reply by the applicant under Regulation 1049/2001. Replies triggering the possibility for administrative or judicial redress will therefore be transmitted via registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt. This requires an indication of a valid postal address by the applicant.

Moreover, the indication of a postal address is also needed for the correct application of certain other legal aspects (in particular, the scope of possible redress, data protection rules, protection against theft of identity or the use of false identities).

Applicants can, of course, lodge their request for access to documents in electronic form (see also electronic application form at:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/... ).

Where applicants have also indicated an email address, replies by the Commission will be sent as advanced copy by email in order to ensure that the applicant is informed without delay. Copies of the documents to which access has been granted will usually also be sent by email.

Yours sincerely,

Bernadett BERCZELI
Access to Documents

European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency

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From: Valentina pop

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Secretariat General (SG)'s handling of my FOI request 'Commissioners' expenses 2012 and 2013'.

You have provided me with 2 tables - a total of travels and representation expenses for all commissioners in 2012 and 2013. You argued that disclosure of any other details would infringe with the commissioners' right to privacy.

Surely the travel, accommodation, daily subsistence allowances and "other expenses" related to the commissioners' missions can be disclosed in a way that doesn't compromise their privacy. I am asking for these documents because this is public money and as a journalist I am interested to see how this money was spent.

The same should apply to representation costs. It should be possible to see what these costs consisted of, even without disclosing the name of the commissioner.

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

Yours faithfully,

Valentina pop

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your email dated 10/06/2014.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents, which was registered on 11/06/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/2007 – Ares(2014) 1896671.

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 02/07/2014. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.

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Dear Ms Pop,
 
Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents (GESTDEM 2014/2007).
Yours sincerely,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/4 - Transparence

BERL 05/330
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
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Dear Ms Pop,

 

Please find attached a preliminary copy of the answer to your confirmatory
application concerning your request for access to documents pursuant to
Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents, GESTDEM 2014/2007.

 

The original note will be sent to you by registered pos; annexes only sent
by email.

 

Best regards,

 

Bernadett BERCZELI

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