Documents from ICMPD lobbying meetings

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

Dear Budget,

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 correspondence (including emails and WhatsApp messages) between the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Budget and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) since 02/03/2016

All minutes and any other records of the following meetings between representatives of the ICMPD and the listed Commissioners, Members of their Cabinet or Director-Generals, as documented in the EU Transparency Register:

Günther Oettinger – 18/07/2018

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Glioti


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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is
necessary 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
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Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the
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Best regards,


BUDG Access to Documents Team





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Yours faithfully,

Andrea Glioti

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Glioti


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Dear Sir,


Thank you for your e-mail of 24 August 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 25
August 2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4798.


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 15
September 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.


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Yours faithfully,

BUDG Access to Documents Team


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Dear applicant,


Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents,
registered under reference GestDem 2022/4798.


According to standard operational procedures, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to
large-scale teleworking, colleagues are not physically present and we are
unfortunately not in a position to send the letter to you by post until
further notice.


We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm your receipt of this
e-mail by replying to: [1][DG BUDG request email]


Yours faithfully,


BUDG Access to documents team



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Dear Budget,

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 'Documents from ICMPD lobbying meetings'.

On September 15 we were told that DG Budget does not hold the required documents. We are therefore submitting a confirmatory application in order to request a review of such response.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Glioti,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2022/4798, sent on 29/09/2022 and registered on 04/10/2022.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 25/10/2022. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission,

Dear Mr Glioti,

I refer to your email of 4 October 2022, registered on the same day, by
which you submit a confirmatory application in accordance with Article
7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001"), registered under reference number above.

Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to finalize the internal consultations needed to
carry out a full analysis of your request and to take a final decision.

Therefore, we are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request
within the prescribed time limit which expires on 25 October 2022.
Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new
deadline expires on 18 November 2022.

I regret this additional delay and sincerely apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause. However, I can assure you that we are doing
our utmost to provide you with a final reply as soon as possible. 

Yours sincerely,

Mariusz Daca, Ph.D.

Deputy Head of Unit

European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)