Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

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:

All details, meetings and correspondence between OLAF officials and Jose Manuel Barroso and his staff related to OLAF's investigation into John Dalli.

All details, meetings and correspondence between OLAF officials and officials in Legal Services, including Catherine Day, related to OLAF's investigation into John Dalli.

Yours faithfully,

Aisha Down
[ADDRESS REDACTED]
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European Anti-Fraud Office

Dear Ms Down,
 
We refer to your request for access to document dated 07/10/2019. Your
application is currently being handled. However, we are not in a position
to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days.
 
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents.  The new time limit expires on 19/11/2019.
 
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice

Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
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Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
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Dear Ms Down,

 

Please find enclosed the reply to the above mentioned subject.

The paper copy is following by registered post.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate C: Investigation Support
Unit C.4 – Legal Advice

Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

 

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Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Details of contacts with Jose Manuel Barroso.

As far as I understand, this request has been refused on the grounds of its relation to possible future investigations into Mr. Dalli by OLAF. I would like to call your attention to the fact that the investigation into Mr. Dalli was nearly 7 years ago now. Therefore, I'd like you to please review again the file, and consider which documents are really necessary for ongoing investigations or audits. Please consider releasing those that are not.

If there are documents necessary for ongoing investigations or audits, please specify what those documents are and what their ongoing use will be.

A number of investigative reports have come out pointing at lingering questions about Dalli's forced resignation. They mention issues such as tobacco industry interference in the case, and improper, rushed investigative procedures.

These unanswered questions continue to cast doubt on the credibility of the European Commission's procedures, and OLAF. They undermine the Commission in general. It is unquestionably in the interest of the public that documents related to this case are released.

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

Yours faithfully,

Aisha Down