External consultants spending

Chris Harris made this access to documents request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

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From: Chris Harris

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Dear Internal Market and Services (MARKT),

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
Euronews
60 Chemin des Mouilles
69131 Écully
Lyon
France

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Dear Mr Harris,
In reply to your message of 13 December, I am writing to inform you that you can find the information requested by accessing the Financial Transparency System ( FTS) at the following URL http://ec.europa.eu/budget/fts/index_en....

The FTS is part of the European Transparency Initiative launched back in 2005. In respect of centrally managed expenditure, the European Commission committed to improve and harmonise the presentation of the data on grant beneficiaries. As from 2010 (2009 financial year), the FTS also provides complete centralised information about the contracts awarded by all Commission's Departments ( DGs - Directorates-General).

The FTS is a web search engine which offers the possibility to search for beneficiaries and recipients of European Union funds managed by the Commission under direct management as well as of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). Expenses managed under indirect and shared management are not reported on the FTS. The search engine offers the possibility to sort funding by Responsible Department of the European Commission, by year, amounts, programme, etc. Other filters can be applied.

The FTS covers legal obligations for ex post publication of recipients of funds ( article 35 of the Financial regulation): grant beneficiary, contractor, and any natural or legal person that receives prizes or funds under a financial instrument. For Executive Agencies, only operational expenditure is covered. Administrative expenditure has to be published by Executive Agencies on their websites. Joint Undertakings must publish the data on their own websites.

Thank you for your interest in the activities of the European Commission

EC INTMARKET CONTRACTS


European Commission
Directorate General FISMA
Financial Resources and Internal Control
1049 Brussels, Belgium

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From: Chris Harris

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Dear Internal Market and Services (MARKT),

I'm afraid the FTS does not allow me to search for your department's spending on external consultancy between 2009-2013.

In addition, any search I try returns a HTP/500 error.

Please therefore provide the information originally requested.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

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Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Mr Harris, thank you for your message.

The system may be temporarily down. We are addressing this problem with the IT service and report to you asap.
Kind regards

EC INTMARKET CONTRACTS
European Commission
Directorate General FISMA
Financial Resources and Internal Control
1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Please note that the FTS site was temporarily down yesterday afternoon, but it is working back again. You may access the site for accessing the information requested.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

EC INTMARKET CONTRACTS
European Commission
Directorate General FISMA
Financial Resources and Internal Control
1049 Brussels, Belgium

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From: Chris Harris

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Dear Internal Market and Services (MARKT),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Internal Market and Services (MARKT)'s handling of my FOI request 'External consultants spending'.

The solution proposed does not allow me to extract information required - namely spending on external consultants over the last five years.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

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Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 17/12/2014.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents, which was registered on 23/12/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/6042 – Ares(2014) 4338361.

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 23/01/2015. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.

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Dear Sir,
 
Please find attached a note regarding your confirmatory applications for
access to documents (GestDem 2014/6012 and 2014/6042).
 
Kind regards,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (PS)
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency
 
 
 
 

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Dear Sir,
 
Please find attached an advance copy of our reply to your applications for
access to documents (GestDem 2014/6012 and 2014/6042).
 
The original document will also be sent to you by registered mail.
 
 
Annexes (please note that the annexes are only sent by email):
 
Yours faithfully,
 
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (PS)
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit SG.B4 – Transparency
 

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