Dear Economic and Financial Affairs,

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:

- Evidence of any work or services, of any kind, provided by third-parties (e.g. consultancy firms) to the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, in relation to a) Recovery and Resilience Facility and b) ReactEU. I refer to both paid and pro-bono work and services, concerning any aspects of the abovementioned initiatives.

- Names of the identified third-parties, description of the work or services provided.

- All correspondence between the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs , or the Commissioner and his Cabinet, and the following parties, concerning
a)NextGenerationEU, b) Recovery and Resilience Facility, and c) ReactEU:
McKinsey & Company; Boston Consulting Group; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY); Deloitte; Accenture plc.

Yours faithfully,

Alessandro Runci

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Economic and Financial Affairs

Dear Sir,
 
Thank you for your e-mail of 17 March 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 18
March 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/1684.
 
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 13
April 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.
 
Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.
 
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).
 
Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.
 
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence.  In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.
 
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents..
 
Yours faithfully,
 
ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR Business Correspondent, data protection and security
 

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Dear Sir,
We refer to your e-mail of 17 March 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 18 March 2021 under the above mentioned
reference number.
The description given in your application does not enable us to identify
concrete documents, which would correspond to your request.
This is mostly the case for point 3 of your request :
“All correspondence between the Directorate General for Economic and
Financial Affairs , or the Commissioner and his Cabinet, and the following
parties, concerning
a)NextGenerationEU, b) Recovery and Resilience Facility, and c) ReactEU:
McKinsey & Company; Boston Consulting Group; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC);
Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY); Deloitte; Accenture plc.”
We therefore invite you, in accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us, if
possible, with more detailed information on the documents you request,
such as

* type of document
* names of persons concerned within the consultant companies and/or
ECFIN services
* dates (or periods) during which the documents would have been drawn up

We are happy to explain this more in details if you want to get in contact
with our legal coordinator

* by email to: [1][email address]
* by telephone to: +32 229-99560

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001  Official Journal L
345, 29.12.2001, p. 94., the deadline of 15 working days for handling your
application will start running when we receive the requested
clarifications.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,
 
 
ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR Business Correspondent, data protection and security
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
<[2][email address]>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:44 PM
To: Alessandro Runci <[3][FOI #9212 email]>
Cc: ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS <[4][email address]>
Subject: Your access to documents request_Gestdem 2021/1684
 
 
Dear Sir,
 
Thank you for your e-mail of 17 March 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 18
March 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/1684.
 
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 13
April 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.
 
Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.
 
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).
 
Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.
 
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence.  In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.
 
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[5]Privacy statement – access to documents..
 
Yours faithfully,
 
ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
 
 
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR Business Correspondent, data protection and security
 

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Dear [email address],

Regarding your request for clarification concerning my access to document request "Third-parties work in relation to NextGenerationEU", and in particular the point related to correspondence, I'm interested in the following documents:

- Corrispondence between DG ECFIN (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet) and the six abovementioned consulting firms, concerning the EU initiative "NextGenerationEU" and its components ("Recovery and Resilience Facility" and "ReactEU").

I am interested in correspondence between the above parties, regardless of the individuals concerned.
I believe my request is sufficiently precise to allow you to handle it according to the relevant Regulation.

Given that such EU initiatives are relatively recent, and that I am only interested in exchanges with those six consulting firms, I do not expect my request to lead to a very large number of documents.
Nevertheless, should that be the case, it is okay with me to be granted access on a rolling basis, once a list of the identified documents will be produced.

Yours sincerely,

Alessandro Runci

ECFIN-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Economic and Financial Affairs

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of  17 March 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 18 March 2021 under the above mentioned
reference numbers.

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 13 April 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 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 4 May 2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 
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European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR Business Correspondent, data protection and security

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Runci,

 

We are assessing currently your request, regarding correspondence with
external consultancies. Despite your below email, dated 19 March, we would
have a few questions to clarify the scope of your request, which would
help us to answer it rapidly within the deadline set.

 

Would it be possible to talk to you personally? This entails, of course,
no risk for you to give up on your guaranteed rights under Regulation No
1049/2001.

 

If so, would you pls give details (telephone number), under which our
Legal Coordinator would call you as soon as possible. Pls respond to this
email directly, if you want to avoid that your telephone number becomes
public on the Ask-the-EU-platform. As regards the Commission, your private
details are protected under the EUDPR 1725/2018.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

 

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 
[1]cid:image001.png@01D0ECAD.15A0C720
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR, business correspondent, business continuity and control

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 12:57 PM
To: Alessandro Runci <[FOI #9212 email]>
Cc: ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Your application for access to documents – Gestdem 2021/1684

 

Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of  17 March 2021 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 18 March 2021 under the above mentioned
reference numbers.

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 13 April 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 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 4 May 2021.

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

Yours faithfully,

 

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 
[2]cid:image001.png@01D716A0.008566C0
European Commission
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Unit R.1 – HR Business Correspondent, data protection and security

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Sir,

please find attached a reply to your access to document request GESTDEM 2021/1684.

Kind regards,

ECFIN ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM