memorandums of understanding between Troika and the governments of Greece, Ireland and Portugal

Olivier Hoedeman made this access to documents request to Economic and Financial Affairs

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN),

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 memorandums of understanding between the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF ('the Troika') and the governments of Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN),

I would like to clarify that my request sent earlier this week is not about the actual memorandums with Greece, Ireland and Portugal (which are in the public domain), but about correspondence related to these memorandums.

I would like to request access to all letters (also by email) from European Commissioner Olli Rehn and his cabinet to European Union member state governments since January 1st 2011 concerning the memorandums of understanding between the Commission, the ECB and the IMF (the Troika) and the governments of Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

Please apologise any inconvenience caused by the lack of clarity in my original request.

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman

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Economic and Financial Affairs

Dear Mr. Hoedeman,

Thank you for your e-mails dated 20/02/2012

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your requests for access to documents.

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Christophe Houyoux

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Economic and Financial Affairs

Ares(2012)278363

Dear Mr Hoedeman,

Thank you for your letter of 22 February applying for a list of documents in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
Your application will be dealt with as quickly as possible. However, in view of the number of documents applied for, we have to extend the prescribed period before you receive a reply. We apologize for this delay.
Yours sincerely,

Christophe Houyoux

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From: Olivier Hoedeman

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Dear Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)'s handling of my FOI request for all letters (also by email) from European Commissioner Olli Rehn and his cabinet to European Union member state governments since January 1st 2011 concerning the memorandums of understanding between the Commission, the ECB and the IMF (the Troika) and the governments of Greece, Ireland and
Portugal.

I submmited my complaint more than two months ago and have still not received any documents. On March 8 I received a reply stating that the deadline would be extended, but without any indication of how long. I find this unsatisfactory and at odds with Regulation 1049/2001.

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

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Hoedeman

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Economic and Financial Affairs

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Dear Sir,

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 1500/2012

We refer to your e-mail dated 22/02/2012 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered under the above mentioned reference number.

We regret to inform you that no documents were found that would correspond to the description given in your application. There were no e-mail or letter exchange between the Cabinet of DG ECFIN and the governments in question about the Memorandums.

We are, therefore, unable to handle you application.

Yours faithfully,

Christophe Houyoux

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