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Daniele Grasso made this access to documents request to European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear European Border and Coast Guard Agency,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents containing information about Frontex staff involved in third countries operation, namely:

- a list of all the Risk Analysis Cells opened by Frontex between 2015 and 2019, including the name of the city where the Cells operates and the number of Frontex officials involved in each Cell.

- a list of all the places where Frontex has sent a liason officier between 2015 and 2019, including the exact number of Frontex staff deployed in each country or city.

Yours faithfully,

Daniele Grasso,
Calle Batalla del Salado, 51, 28045, Madrid, Spain.

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Grasso

Thank you for your email and your interest in Frontex activities.

We would like to inform you that pursuant to Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, the right of access to documents is granted to a citizen of the Union, and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a Member State.

To confirm that you are invested in the right of access to the documents applied for, it is necessary to provide a proof of identification.

1. Preferably:
Please submit your request as an email attachment in the formats Pdf, ASICE, ADOC, BDOC, EDOC and signed electronically through a qualified esignature in line with the eDIAS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market).

2. Alternatively:
• For natural persons: Please provide an ID card/passport/residence permit in the EU; • For legal persons: kindly submit the registration of your entity in an EU Member State and a proxy authorizing you to act on behalf of this entity.

Please submit the respective document to: [email address]

If you do not agree to submit documents containing personal data, we are unfortunately not able to process your application.

We will start processing your application after providing you with acknowledgement of receipt of the above mentioned documents and will reply within 15 working days.

Please be informed that:
• The person responsible for controlling your personal data (data controller) is the Head of the Transparency Office; • Personal data is collected for the exclusive purpose of assessing the nationality/proxy of the applicant and, if applicable, the seat of the entity represented by the applicant; • Only relevant staff members have access to your data; • Your data is deleted at the latest when you receive the final reply. Processing your application takes a maximum of 15 or 30 working days depending on the number/size of the document(s) applied for; • You are entitled to access and rectify your data during the processing of your application; • During any steps of the process, you have the right to have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.

Yours sincerely,
Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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