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 which contain the following information (part two of CMS-2019-00008-0358: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/retu...

A list of all chartered flight return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2015 and 10 September 2019, specifying for each operation the following:

- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality.
- Cost of each Joint Return Operation.

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Merino,

Your application CMS-2019-00009-0219 submitted today is to a large extent congruent with your application CMS-2019-00008-0549

A list of all chartered return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2015 and August 2019, specifying for each operation the following:
- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality, age and gender.

Registered today. Would you still like to pursue both applications?

Please be informed that the timelines for your application CMS-2019-00008-0549 are hereby suspended until this point is clarified.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear PAD,

I did not know that the second part of my CMS-2019-00008-0549 request was going to be automatically registered. Instead, I made a different request. Therefore I only have two ongoing petitions:

- This one.
- https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/retu...

Hope everything is clear now.

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino.

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Merino,

Thank you for your quick reply.
We note that your pending applications are:

1. CMS-2019-00009-0231
A list of all chartered flight return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2009 and 2014, specifying for each operation the following:

- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality.
- Cost of each Joint Return Operation.

2. CMS-2019-00009-0219
A list of all chartered flight return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2015 and 10 September 2019, specifying for each operation the following:

- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality.
- Cost of each Joint Return Operation.

We further note that you wish to withdraw your application
CMS-2019-00008-0549
A list of all chartered return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2015 and August 2019, specifying for each operation the following:
- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality, age and gender.

Please confirm whether you agree.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

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Dear PAD,

Yes, that is right. I agree.

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino

Dear PAD,

Could you please confirm the registration of this request?

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Merino,

We registered cae CMS-2019-00009-0231

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PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Merino,

Thank you for your interest in Frontex activities.

As your application for

A list of all chartered flight return operations of migrants conducted or coordinated by Frontex between 2009 and 2014, specifying for each operation the following:

- Date.
- Country or countries (EU or not) participating in the operation.
- Country from where the migrants were returned.
- Destination.
- Number of migrants returned, specifying also their nationality.
- Cost of each Joint Return Operation.

falls under the regime 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, we will now forward your email to the responsible Units and get back to you with an answer within 15 working days.

In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding your request or public access to documents process, do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office
[email address]

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear PAD,

I note that the deadline to respond to my request for documents is about to lapse; could you please kindly let me know when I can expect a response?

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear Mr Merino

Please find enclosed our response to your application for access to Frontex documents. This is batch 1/2

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

www.frontex.europa.eu
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PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear Mr Merino

Please find enclosed our response to your application for access to Frontex documents. This is batch 2/2

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

www.frontex.europa.eu
Plac Europejski 6, 00-844 Warsaw, Poland · Tel: +48 22 205 9500 · Fax: +48 22 205 9501
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PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear Mr Merino

Please find enclosed our response to your application for access to Frontex documents.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

www.frontex.europa.eu
Plac Europejski 6, 00-844 Warsaw, Poland · Tel: +48 22 205 9500 · Fax: +48 22 205 9501
DISCLAIMER: This e-mail message, including any attachments, cannot be construed as automatically constituting any form of commitment by Frontex, unless its contents clearly indicate otherwise. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee(s). Any unauthorised disclosure, use or dissemination, either in whole or in part, is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately via e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system.

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Dear Frontex

Thank you for the information that you have provided. I plan to use it as part of a journalistic investigation and will be publishing parts of it and/or referring to it in my journalistic work.

Given that you have made the information public through AsktheEU.org, which is a public platform, and you state that it can only be used in the form and forum in which it was provided, would I be right in assuming that given that this has now been made public on the internet, it is available to all, and therefore that, provided that appropriate references are made to Frontex as the source of the material, no further limitations on use apply?

Yours sincerely,

Álvaro Merino