External consultants spending

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Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

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:

Please provide details of the department's spending on external
consultants for each of the last five financial years (2009-2013).

Please also provide a breakdown by year of which firms this money
was spent with.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris
60 Chemin des Mouilles
69131 Écully

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Sir,

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 11/12/2014 registered under the above mentioned reference number.

The description in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your request. We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain. In particular, we would appreciate if you could clarify the following points:

- Do you refer to spending on external consultants for the purpose of the Commission internal services (ATA - administrative credits) or for the purpose of programmes financed under external aid and its related programmes/projects (under IPA - operational credits)?

- Are you also interested in spending figures relating to delegations?

If you need further assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us by e-mail to [email address].

The 15 days working days' time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

Thanks you in advance for your understanding,


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Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

I'm only interested in spending on extermal consultants for the purpose of the commission's internal services.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Harris,

We refer to your mail dated 11/12/2014, and to the clarification which you provided on 14/01/2015 which allowed us to register your request under the above mentioned reference number.

Please note that the reply which you received from Mr Pierre Hegay from DG BUDG on 15/01/2015 on the subject of Ref GestDem No 2014/4032; 2014/6188; 2014/6142; 2014/6129; 2014/6091; 2014/6072; 2014/6064; 2014/6063; 2014/6051; 2014/6043; 2014/6042; 2014/6021; 2014/6018; 2014/6017; 2014/6012; 2014/6011; 2014/6010; 2014/6008; 2014/6006; 2014/5994; 2014/5988 and 2014/3714 as well as the excel tables which were attached to this reply also cover the relevant external consultants' spending by DG ELARG from 2009 to 2013.

Yours sincerely,


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