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Margarida da Silva

Dear Human Resources and Security,

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:

- dedicated training, presentations and information materials that were prepared to raise outgoing and incoming cabinet members’ awareness of their ethical obligations,
- The most up to date Practical guide to ethics and conduct,
- any statistics or analysis relevant to the implementation of Staff Regulations Article 16 and Article 40. I am particularly interested in finding the number of requests that were rejected.

Yours faithfully,

Margarida da Silva
Rue d'edimbourg 26
Bruxelles

Human Resources and Security

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your mail of 17 July 2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered today under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4871.

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 07/09/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via 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.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the 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 that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,
HR Access to Documents Team

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DI GIOVANNI Samuel(HR), Human Resources and Security

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Dear Ms Da Silva,

Please find attached document Ares(2020)4615728 from ENJOLRAS Dominique (HR.E.3) dated 04/09/2020.

Best regards,

Samuel DI GIOVANNI

European Commission
DG Human Resources and Security
Legal Affairs and Partnerships | HR. E3 Ethics & Ombudsman

[email address]

Dear DI GIOVANNI Samuel(HR),

Thank you for the email. While I understand that there might be atenuating circumstances, this response is already long overdue. My request was lodged 17 July, that is almost two months ago.

It took DG HR exactly one month to even aknowledge the request.

As my request relates only to ethics material, it does even not require consultations with third parties, answering it should be fairly straightforward. I cannot understand why it takes this long to answer.

Yours sincerely,

Margarida da Silva

Human Resources and Security

Dear Ms DA SILVA,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 4 September 2020.

Please note that your initial request of 17 July 2020 regrettably arrived
in the Junk mailbox and remained unnoticed until its registration when we
also sent you the acknowledgment of receipt.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this might have
caused.

I can assure you that our services are doing their utmost to provide you
with a final reply as soon as possible.

 

Yours faithfully,

HR Access to Documents Team

European Commission

DG Human Resources and Security

 

 

 

 

 

DI GIOVANNI Samuel(HR), Human Resources and Security

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Dear Ms Da Silva,

Please find attached document Ares(2020)5015182 from ENJOLRAS Dominique (HR.E.3) dated 24/09/2020.

Best regards,

Samuel DI GIOVANNI

European Commission
DG Human Resources and Security
Legal Affairs and Partnerships | HR. E3 Ethics & Ombudsman
[email address]

Margarida da Silva

Dear DI GIOVANNI Samuel(HR) and ENJOLRAS Dominique ,

Thank you very much for your reply and for being so helpful. I really appreciate that you have identified related documents that could be of interest to me and for extracting the statistic relating to Article 16 and 40.

I would like to lodge a follow-up request. I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
- The reasoning or justification for the 3 unfavourable decisions taken in 2019 relating to the implementation of Article 16 of the Staff Regulations
- The reasoning or justification for the 3 unfavourable decisions taken in 2019 relating to the implementation of Article 12b in combination with 40 of the Staff Regulations

Please note that I am not interested in personal data - feel free to redact that information. I am merely interested in knowing why those requests were not authorised.

Yours sincerely,

Margarida da Silva
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'edimbourg 26
Ixelles 1050, Belgique

Human Resources and Security

Dear  Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail  sent to DG.HR.E.3 on the 1^st October 2020. We
hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
which was registered on the 2^nd of October 2020 under reference number
GESTDEM 2020/5818.

 

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
23^th of October 2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you
will be informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via 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 AsktheEUOrg website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

 

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the 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 that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence.  In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

 

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

 

 

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