FRA Audit Reports by European Union Court of Auditors. Cooperation with OLAF.

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Dear Secretariat General (SG),

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:

OLAF published in its letter available here
these 4 cases:
A) Case OF/ 2007/ 0488 on FRA Recruitment.
B) Case OF/ 2010/ 0711 on FRA Procurement.
C) Case OF/ 2011/ 0573 on FRA Mismanagement.
D) Case OF/ 2013/ 0328 on FRA Forgery of document.

This 5th case was opened following European Parliament letter of 27.04.2012 available here

European Parliament has been informed in 2nd July 2013 that following its letter dated 27 April 2012, OLAF closed the related case with no recommendation. Details could be found in this Letter by Mr Michael Theurer (President of EP Budgetary Control Committee)

1. Based on Regulation 1049/2001 and related jurisprudence, I request access to the following information: if the 3 representatives of European Commission mentioned by Mr Michael Theurer in its public reply of 30.07.2013, visible in this link (Ms Reding, Ms Saastamoinen and Mr Nemitz) were aware about this cases. If yes, I request access to all documents related to the cases, in a format which you consider appropriate. If not, I request access to all and any documents released following the awareness presented in asktheeu website.

2. I also request access to any documents which could explain the phenomenon that FRA is the only Agency of European Union which has no critical remarks in Reports of Court of Auditors. I ask access to these
information because I did a research in COA website and noticed that FRA is indeed the only EU Agency which has no critical remark in COA Audit Reports. Despite this difficult to understand situation, in asktheeu website, European Parliament Website, Ombudsman website, Curia website, I noticed that FRA has some sensitive and not yet clarified problems with tender procedures, alleged conflict of interest inside Governing Board, employment cases, harassment cases, etc.

I would very much appreciate having access to any relevant documents, even in partial form with names covered, in order to be able to understand how FRA managed not having any critical remark in COA Reports, how FRA managed to demonstrate to OLAF that the 4 + 1 cases opened on different subjects (mismanagement, recruitment, procurement, forgery – see above ) were opened in an unfounded manner against FRA. There is something which do not match the puzzle and this is why I am trying to understand what is behind. Please read all the above as one effort where we try to unshed some issues with public relevance. It is not repetitiveness, pointless as was qualified by FRA and happened here

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Stabenow