IBF international consulting EDES

Jasper Roorda made this access to documents request to European Anti-Fraud Office

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The request was refused by European Anti-Fraud Office.

To whom it may concern,

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:

-all documents concerning the addition of IBF International Consulting to the Early Detection and Exclusion System database.
-all communication between the European Commission and IBF International Consulting related to the addition to the Early Detection and Exclusion System database.

Article 4 of REGULATION (EC) No 1049/2001 states that 'The institutions shall refuse access to a document where disclosure would undermine the protection of commercial interests... unless there is an overriding public interest in disclosure." The public interest to know about IBF International Consulting's addition to the EDES database for 'grave professional misconduct' is especially high since IBF is the development consulting firm that has received the most EU funding for the period 2014-2020. In light of the protection of the EU budget, there is strong public interest to know how EU funding to a private firm that operates in geopolitically sensitive areas, is spent.

Yours faithfully,

Jasper Roorda

Address:
Follow the Money
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 145
1021 KP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

OLAF-FM-D2@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

Dear Mr Roorda,

Thank you for your request for access to documents dated 3 June 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your request, registered under reference number Ares(2022)4456780.

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 27 June 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate D – General Affairs
Unit D.2 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium) http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

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OLAF-FM-D2@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

Dear Mr Roorda,

We refer to your initial application for public access to documents dated 3 June 2022 and registered in OLAF under reference number Ares(2022)4456780.

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.

An extended time limit is needed for necessary internal consultations.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit will expire on 18 July 2022.

We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate D – General Affairs
Unit D.2 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium) http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

OLAF-FM-D2@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

Dear Mr Roorda,

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 3 June 2022, registered under reference number Ares(2022)4456780.

We have noticed that your request is identical to the one you addressed to DG BUDGE, which was replied on 28 June 2022 under reference number ARES(2022)4729694.

Therefore, we can only refer to DG BUDGE’s reply. Please, you may find DG BUDGE's reply following this link: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/ibf_...

Yours sincerely,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate D – General Affairs
Unit D.2 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium) http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'IBF international consulting EDES'.

Since OLAF and DG BUDGE are two entirely different entities I do not understand why I can't file the same request to OLAF as I did to DG BUDGE. Does this imply that the documentation that OLAF possesses is completely identical to DG BUDGE's? If not, I would think that your previous reply is not a valid reason for denying my request.

Furthermore, I was wondering whether it would be possible to provide me with a list a of the documents I filed a request for, in case it is really not possible to share the documents themselves.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jasper Roorda

OLAF-FM-D2@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

Dear Mr Roorda,

Thank you for your letter dated 16 August 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to documents, which was registered on 17 August 2022 under reference number Ares(2022)5777665.

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 after registration. The time limit will expire on 07 September 2022. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate D – General Affairs
Unit D.2 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium) http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, European Anti-Fraud Office

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 16/08/2022 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by OLAF
in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2022/5011.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 07/09/2022 (Ares(2022)6186560).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (28/09/2022). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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Dear OLAF,

I am writing you with regards to my access to documents request 'IBF international consulting EDES'. In the meantime, it has been a week since the extended time period to answer my access to documents request has expired. Therefore, I would like to kindly remind you that, by law, you normally should have responded promptly by that date.

Yours sincerely,

Jasper Roorda

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, European Anti-Fraud Office

[1]RE: Confirmatory application - Gestdem 2022/5011: Internal review of
access to documents request - IBF international consulting EDES -
Ares(2022)6186560 - Ares(2022)6186783 - Ares(2022)7042811  (Please use
this link only if you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien
exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr Roorda,

Thank you for your inquiry below about the status of your application,
which is currently being handled by the Secretariat-General.

The processing of your confirmatory application 2022/5011 has indeed
surpassed the initial deadline for reply and I apologise for any
inconvenience which might have been caused by this delay.

The answer to your confirmatory application will take the form of a formal
Commission decision.

The internal decision making process involves the consultation of several
services, including of the Legal Service, after which the decision may be
formally adopted within the Secretariat-General.

We are now in the final stages of these internal consultations. I can
assure you that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a final reply
as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Access to documents team

SG.C.1 Transparency

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SG-GREFFE-CERTIFICATION@ec.europa.eu, European Anti-Fraud Office

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Dear Mr Jasper Roorda,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of the Commission Decision
C(2022)8133 as adopted by the European Commission on 8.11.2022.

 

The formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being
made only in electronic form.

 

Could you please confirm receipt of the attached document by return
e-mail?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dimitra PROTOPSALTI

SG.B2 Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

 

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European Commission
Secretariat-General

 

BERL 005/155
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tél: (+32) 2 29 56750

 

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Dear Mr Jasper Roorda,

 

Unless we are mistaken, and while checking our records, we have not
received your confirmation of receipt regarding the message below.

 

Could you please acknowledge the receipt of the document enclosed in the
message addressed to you, by return email?

 

Kind regards,

 

Dimitra PROTOPSALTI

SG.B2 Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

 

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European Commission
Secretariat-General

 

BERL 005/155
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tél: (+32) 2 29 56750

 

 

From: SG GREFFE CERTIFICATION <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 1:13 PM
To: [FOI #11402 email]
Cc: GRIGORAS Eduard (SG) <[email address]>
Subject: C(2022)8133 addressed to 'Follow the Money' - Jasper Roorda

 

Dear Mr Jasper Roorda,

 

Please find attached the electronic version of the Commission Decision
C(2022)8133 as adopted by the European Commission on 8.11.2022.

 

The formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being
made only in electronic form.

 

Could you please confirm receipt of the attached document by return
e-mail?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dimitra PROTOPSALTI

SG.B2 Procédures écrites, habilitation, délégation

 

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European Commission
Secretariat-General

 

BERL 005/155
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tél: (+32) 2 29 56750

 

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Dear [email address],

I hereby confirm that I received your answer.

Yours sincerely,

Jasper Roorda