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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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:

-how many third-country nationals have been ordered to leave Europe in 2017 and 2018, per year and per month;

-the total number of return operations organised by each EU Member States in 2017 and 2018, per year and per month, and the total number of migrants returned with these operations in 2017 and 2018, per year and per month;

-the total costs of returning migrants from Europe to third countries in 2017 and 2018;

-a list of the bilateral, return and readmission agreements (which kind, with which country, date of their conclusion) Europe has to return migrants to third countries.

In addition, I request the reports the Commission has to send every three years to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2008/115/EC (Directive on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals). I would like to know on which sources the Commission has based these reports, and whether Member States have an obligation to report to the European Commission or to other European bodies on the return operations they are conducting. In case they do, I would appreciate if you could provide me with these reports from 2014 onwards.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question or doubt relating to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Martina Tombini
Access Info Europe
Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 4C
28005 Madrid, Spain

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

[1]Ares(2019)5268289 - RE: access to documents request - Data on migrant
returns --- Ref. Gestdem 2019/4840

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 16/08/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
16/08/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/4840.

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 06/09/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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ve_home.access.to.documents (HOME), Secretariat General of the European Commission

[1]Ares(2019)5288973 - FW: access to information request - Data on migrant
returns

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<[email address]>. All responses have to be sent to
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<[email address]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms Tombini,

Thank you for your request for information.  You have sent your request to
the European Commission website dealing with requests for access to
documents.

Please note that your request will be treated as a request for
information, and has been transferred to the relevant department which
will give you an answer within 15 working days, in accordance with the
code of good administrative conduct. We therefore close your request for
access to documents.

For eventual future requests for information concerning Migration and Home
Affairs, please use the form available on our website:
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/who...

Best regards,
European Commission
DG Migration and Home Affairs
Access to Documents Team

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Thank you for your message.

Although I do appreciate your suggestion, I would like my application to be treated as a request for access to documents, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

I am indeed interested to know whether the Commission holds any document containing the information I am looking for. At the same time, in my application I had requested access to the reports the Commission has to send every three years to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2008/115/EC (Directive on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals). I don't see how this request could be treated as an access to information one.

Please also note that Regulation 1049/2001 applies to information recorded in any format ("any content whatever its medium"), so data contained inside electronic system also falls within the definition of documents for the purposes of the regulation.

I would be grateful if you could reply at your soonest convenience to confirm that my application will be treated as an access to documents request and that you will respect the original timeframe (you acknowledged receipt of the request on 16 August 2019). Hence a reply should be provided within a maximum of 15 working days from the date of receipt of the request.

I remain at your disposal should you have any questions or clarifications.

Yours faithfully,

Martina Tombini
Access Info Europe

Secretariat General of the European Commission

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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ve_home.c.1(HOME), Secretariat General of the European Commission

1 Attachment

Please find attached document Ares(2019)5753352 from GAZTELU MEZQUIRIZ Francisco (HOME.DDG1.C.1) dated 13/09/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)5753352 de GAZTELU MEZQUIRIZ Francisco (HOME.DDG1.C.1) daté du 13/09/2019.

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