Dear European Central Bank,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am writing to submit a Freedom of Information request regarding national equality representation in your institution of the European Union. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

I would like to know the percentage of permanent employees of the ECB by their nationality.

Please note, I define employees as including all staff employed within the institution, including but not limited to, directors, managers, translators, secretaries and support staff, including temporary workers.

I would like to know the following information:

(a) The percentage of permanent employees of the European Central Bank by nationality.
(b) The percentage of permanent employees of the European Central Bank employed under the Single Supervisory mechanism (SSM) by nationality.

If all countries is not possible, please provide information for Eurozone member countries.
And, if possible please provide information by different sections, divisions and directorates.

If you need further clarification, please contact me by email. My preferred format to receive the information is electronically, but I can accept hard copies.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and in such case I would ask that you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.

If FOI requests of a similar nature have been asked already, please include your responses to those requests. If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise what information you are able to supply within the cost limit.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

I believe this information is made public by European Commission and some other European institutions but I cannot find it from ECB. If such information has already been made public, please provide its source.

Also, I request that you send me the information in an accessible format (.csv file, .txt, .xls, .xlsx). Please, contact me if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this application.

Yours faithfully,
Peter Benett

Access to documents,

Dear Mr Benett,
 
The ECB confirms receipt on 19 November 2018, of your application for
access to ECB documents as specified in your email dated 18 November 2018.
 
Please note that we will process your request in line with Decision
ECB/2004/3 (the unofficial consolidated  version of which is available at
[1]http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/0...).
Pursuant to Art. 7.1 of this Decision, your application shall be handled
within 20 working days from the date of its receipt.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[2][email address]
[3][email address]       
 

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Access to documents,

Dear Mr Benett,
 
Much to our regret and due to increased workload, we have to invoke
Article 7.3 of Decision ECB/2004/3
[1]https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/...
and extend the time limit provided to reply by an additional 20 working
days (excluding ECB holidays), starting from 14 December 2018.
 
Please rest assured, however, that we are currently assessing your request
and will do our best to respond to you within the new timeline.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[2][email address]
[3][email address]       
_____________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 20 November 2018 18:27
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Acknowledgement of receipt of your request for access to ECB
documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
The ECB confirms receipt on 19 November 2018, of your application for
access to ECB documents as specified in your email dated 18 November 2018.
 
Please note that we will process your request in line with Decision
ECB/2004/3 (the unofficial consolidated  version of which is available at
[4]http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/0...).
Pursuant to Art. 7.1 of this Decision, your application shall be handled
within 20 working days from the date of its receipt.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[5][email address]
[6][email address]       
 

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Access to documents,

Dear Mr Benett,
 
We would like to update you on the status of your request on the
above-mentioned subject.
 
While the consultations with the competent departments have not yet been
concluded, we will not be able to respond to your request within the
foreseen timeline. We would however like to assure you that we are doing
our utmost to respond at the earliest possible.
We thank you for your understanding and hope you will accept our sincere
apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[1][email address]
[2][email address]       
__________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 13 December 2018 19:31
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Notification of extended deadline to reply to your request for
access to ECB documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
Much to our regret and due to increased workload, we have to invoke
Article 7.3 of Decision ECB/2004/3
[3]https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/...
and extend the time limit provided to reply by an additional 20 working
days (excluding ECB holidays), starting from 14 December 2018.
 
Please rest assured, however, that we are currently assessing your request
and will do our best to respond to you within the new timeline.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[4][email address]
[5][email address]       
_____________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 20 November 2018 18:27
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Acknowledgement of receipt of your request for access to ECB
documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
The ECB confirms receipt on 19 November 2018, of your application for
access to ECB documents as specified in your email dated 18 November 2018.
 
Please note that we will process your request in line with Decision
ECB/2004/3 (the unofficial consolidated  version of which is available at
[6]http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/0...).
Pursuant to Art. 7.1 of this Decision, your application shall be handled
within 20 working days from the date of its receipt.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[7][email address]
[8][email address]       
 

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Access to documents,

Dear Mr Benett,
 
In reply to your request for access to the percentages of permanent ECB
employees by nationality, we would like to inform you that this data has
not been made public, nor has the ECB responded to previous requests for
such data.
 
Following consultations with the competent departments, we can however
inform you that the ECB is planning to publish the distribution by
nationality of staff. We will update you as soon as we have more
information.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[1][email address]
[2][email address]       
_____________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 16 January 2019 17:44
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Notification of delayed reply to your request for access to ECB
documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
We would like to update you on the status of your request on the
above-mentioned subject.
 
While the consultations with the competent departments have not yet been
concluded, we will not be able to respond to your request within the
foreseen timeline. We would however like to assure you that we are doing
our utmost to respond at the earliest possible.
We thank you for your understanding and hope you will accept our sincere
apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[3][email address]
[4][email address]       
__________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 13 December 2018 19:31
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Notification of extended deadline to reply to your request for
access to ECB documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
Much to our regret and due to increased workload, we have to invoke
Article 7.3 of Decision ECB/2004/3
[5]https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/...
and extend the time limit provided to reply by an additional 20 working
days (excluding ECB holidays), starting from 14 December 2018.
 
Please rest assured, however, that we are currently assessing your request
and will do our best to respond to you within the new timeline.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[6][email address]
[7][email address]       
_____________________________________________
From: Access to documents
Sent: 20 November 2018 18:27
To: Peter Benett
Cc: Access to documents; [email address]
Subject: Acknowledgement of receipt of your request for access to ECB
documents - ECB employees by nationality
 
 
Dear Mr Benett,
 
The ECB confirms receipt on 19 November 2018, of your application for
access to ECB documents as specified in your email dated 18 November 2018.
 
Please note that we will process your request in line with Decision
ECB/2004/3 (the unofficial consolidated  version of which is available at
[8]http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/legal/pdf/0...).
Pursuant to Art. 7.1 of this Decision, your application shall be handled
within 20 working days from the date of its receipt.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Compliance and Governance Office
DG Secretariat
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
[9][email address]
[10][email address]       
 

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