Serge Abou, Article 16 Staff Regulations

Vicky Cann made this access to documents request to European External Action Service

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From: Vicky Cann

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Dear European External Action Service,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents which relate to the job move by Serge Abou to Huawei and any other external activities which he may be undertaking.

In particular, I request a note of all Mr Abou's job titles at EEAS and its predecessors, including dates held; copies of
any application(s) that Mr Abou made under Article 16 of the
Staff Regulations to undertake a new professional activity; and all correspondence or emails related to the authorisation of the new role or roles.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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From: EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
European External Action Service

Dear Madam,

Your request for access to documents has been registered. This message is an acknowledgement of receipt. In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (that the EEAS is also respecting), you will receive a reply within 15 working days.

Yours faithfully,

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
[EEAS request email]
SG1 - Corporate Board Secretariat (AD)

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Dear Mrs. Cann,
 
We refer to your e-mail dated 07/10/2013 sent to the EEAS.  We hereby
acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents registered
on 11/10/2013 under reference number GESTDEM 2013/5046.
 
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
04/11/2013.  In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/5 - Transparence

BERL 05/330
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
[1][email address]
 

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From: DOBRUCKI Andrzej (EEAS)
European External Action Service

Dear Ms Cann,

 

After consultation of Secretariat General of the Commission, I may confirm
you that the Commission is well competent to deal with this request.

As the Commission is an independent service from the European External
Action Service, we cannot transfer your request to the Commission.

We will close this request with this reference in our database and ask you
to send a new request to the Commission through the access to documents
form on the Commission website:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

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Dear Madam,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 07 October 2013 in which you make a request
for access to documents,

registered on 11 October 2013 under the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the

handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days,
which expires on 04/11/2013. An

extended time limit is needed because the application requires additional
time for analysis and follow up.

 

Therefore, we must extend the time limit by a further 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new
time limit expires on

25/11/2013.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Annick Janssens (on behalf of Ms Thinam Jakob, Head of unit HR.B.1)

 

 

Annick Janssens

 
European Commission
DG HR
Unit B/1 Ethics, Rights and Obligations
SC11 03/27
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 00 67
[5][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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Sent by JANSSENS Annick (HR) <[email address]>. All responses
have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par JANSSENS Annick (HR) <[email address]> . Toutes
les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Madam,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 07 October 2013 in which you make a request
for access to documents,

registered on 11 October 2013 under the above mentioned reference number.
We refer as well to the e-mail we sent you on 31 October 2013
(Ares(2013)3390793).

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the

handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days,
which expires on 25/11/2013. An

extended time limit is needed because the application requires additional
time for analysis and follow up.

 

Therefore, we must extend the time limit by a further 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new
time limit expires on

16/12/2013.

 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Annick Janssens (on behalf of Ms Thinam Jakob, Head of unit HR.B.1)

 
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European Commission
DG HR
Unit B/1 Ethics, Rights and Obligations
SC11 03/27
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 00 67
[6][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2013)3718434 concernant "Note to Ms Vicky Cann - application for access to documents - ref, Gest Dem 2013-5046" envoyé par M/Mme SOUKA Irene le 13/12/2013.

Please find attached document Ares(2013)3718434 regarding "Note to Ms Vicky Cann - application for access to documents - ref, Gest Dem 2013-5046" sent by Mr/Ms SOUKA Irene on 13/12/2013.

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From: Vicky Cann

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Please note that this is a copy of the confirmatory application sent today to: [email address]

Dear Ms Day,

I am writing to make a confirmatory application on GESTDEM 2013/5046 and to reiterate my request to access those documents. In the meantime, I would also like to receive a list of the documents in question, together with information regarding the author and date, as soon as possible.

My original request was:

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as
developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents
which relate to the job move by Serge Abou to Huawei and any other
external activities which he may be undertaking.

In particular, I request a note of all Mr Abou's job titles at EEAS
and its predecessors, including dates held; copies of
any application(s) that Mr Abou made under Article 16 of the
Staff Regulations to undertake a new professional activity; and all
correspondence or emails related to the authorisation of the new
role or roles.

My reasons for making a confirmatory application are set out below:

1. I am not requesting private data such as personal email addresses or telephone numbers (I would be happy for all of this information to be redacted), but documents which concern Mr Abou in his professional capacity as a former official employed by the European Commission.

2. As you will know Corporate Europe Observatory is a research and campaign group promoting greater accountability and transparency within the EU institutions. We have had a long-standing interest in the way in which the Staff Regulations are applied and implemented within the EU institutions, and particularly how potential conflict of interest are evaluated and dealt with. This is also a topic of legitimate media and public interest. I also note that some Commission documents on this case appear to already have been passed to journalists. If so, there can be no reason not to release information to CEO.

3. Furthermore I note that the revised Staff Regulations which will come into force on 1 January 2014 state: “... each institution shall publish annually information on the implementation of the preceding paragraph [Article 16], including a list of the cases assessed”. While I accept that these rules are not yet in operation, they do give an indication that it is a reasonable expectation that information about such cases can and should be made public, in the interests of transparency and accountability. I am not aware of any reason as to why the Commission could not apply this general principle retrospectively, particularly in this case.

I consider that these arguments provide a public interest rationale for these documents to be released.

I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to receive the documents requested as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

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From: EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
European External Action Service

Dear Ms Cann,

Thank you for kept us informed.
Yours faithfully,

EEAS ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
[EEAS request email]
SG1 - Corporate Board Secretariat (AD)

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