Barbara Pelo made this access to documents request to Office For Administration And Payment Of Individual Entitlements
Dear Office For Administration And Payment Of Individual Entitlements,
In the decision 1061/2019/FP the Ombudsman recognises that greater transparency concerning expenses incurred by EU officials enhances citizens’ trust in the EU institutions. For this reason, the Ombudsman suggests that OLAF takes steps to review its policy and consider implementing more transparent approach in relation to travel expenses which are not incurred in the course of investigatory activities. In particular, consideration should be given to regular proactive disclosure of the Director-General’s expenses.
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am hereby requesting access to the exhaustive lists travel expenses of OLAF General Directors, for the period 1 January 2015 until now.
I am looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following information:
- Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or transportation;
- Exact dates and duration of the trip;
- Amount spent on accommodation;
- Amount spent on subsistence;
- Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.
If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum, names and job titles).
With respect to personal information contained in any documents that you might have, I note that the only information being sought here is the name and surname of the persons mentioned above, something which is already in the public domain. This request does not seek access to any other personal information such as bank account details. Nor am I requesting data such as the office addresses, signatures or telephone numbers of the staff members.
I remain at your disposition to answer any questions or clarifications you might have related to this request.
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Ares(2020)7015390 - RE: access to documents request - Mission costs ---
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