Kroes letter

Peter made this access to documents request to Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Madam, Sir

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:

The letter sent by the European Commission to the former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, about media reports on her work for Uber.

The media reports suggested that Kroes may have broken the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Members of the European Commission, in particular article 11. It is therefore in the public interest that citizens can see the European Commission acts swiftly and decisively on establishing whether that is the case. Publication of the letter may also reassure citizens that the Commission president is ensuring the proper application of the Code of Conduct, as is required by article 13.1.

If the Commission is considering whether article 4.1b of Regulation 1049/2001 applies, please consider that a European Commission spokesman has already revealed that the Commission will send Mrs Kroes this letter. Therefore, her privacy and the integrity of the individual are not undermined if the letter is published (with redaction of personal data such as address and phone number, of course).

Please note I prefer to receive the documents in digital format, not by physical mail.

Peter Teffer
Follow the Money
Overtoom 197
1054 HT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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