Financial corrections - CSV / XLS (ERDF / CF funds)

Neculai-Cristian Surubaru made this access to documents request to Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

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Neculai-Cristian Surubaru

Dear Regional and Urban Policy,

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:

a) CSV or XLS dataset on financial corrections applied to all member states during 2000-2015 (or even before 2000 if possible);

b) CSV or XLS dataset on financial corrections applied to all member states during 2007-2013 - differentiated by each Operational Programme per country;

c) CSV or XLS dataset on exact amount of funds member states that have been paid back to the Community budget during 2000-2015, due audit errors / sanctions (etc) for the misuse European funds (ERDF / CF and other funds) managed by your Directorate.

This is also a follow up to request entitled: Financial Corrections EU-28 and to request: Gestdem 2016/3444.

In terms of definitions, there may be a difference between financial corrections applied to a state and the exact amount of money that, all in all, member state have paid back to the Community budget, after legal agreements with the European institutions and the closure of Operational Programmes that your Directorate manages. That is why request (a) is different from request (c).

I am confident that your services have such data sets or can easily create such data sets with the modern IT tools used inside the European Commission.

This information is of public interest and is useful to obtain a good understanding of the amount of funding that has been paid back by national authorities into the Community budget, for the reasons stated above.

I hope this request is clear, yet if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Neculai-Cristian Surubaru
16 Grindlay Street
Edinburgh
United Kingdom, EH39AS

Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 29/7/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 01/8/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/4289.

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 23/8/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private 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.

Yours faithfully,

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Directorate B – Policy
Unit B4 – Legal Affairs
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Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

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Dear Mr. Surubaru,
We refer to your -mail dated 29/7/2016 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 1/8/2016 under the above mentioned
reference number.
Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 23/8 /2016.
An extended time limit is needed since the applications concerns different
services which must be consulted.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 13/9/2016.
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours faithfully,
 
 
REGIO ACCESS DOCUMENTS
European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Directorate B – Policy
Unit B4 – Legal Affairs
REGIO website: [1]http://ec.europa.eu/inforegio
Follow us on Twitter: [2]http://twitter.com/EU_Regional
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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