Dear European Ombudsman,
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 to be published on this website:
-decision issued by you in case 1061/2019/FP,
-other decisions issued by you concerning requirement for transparency of travel expenses in EU Institutions
Dear Ms Pelo,
I am writing in reply to your email of 15 October 2020 to the European
Ombudsman sent via the platform asktheeu.org.
You asked for public access to the decision in case 1061/2019/FP and more
broadly to any other decisions concerning the Ombudsman's work on
transparency of travel expenses of EU staff members.
Concerning your firs point, please note that the decision in case
1061/2019/FP is available on our website:
Concerning your second point, please note that the Ombudsman's decisions
are published on our website on a regular basis. A starting point to get
acquainted with the Ombudsman's work on transparency of travel expenses of
EU staff members will be to search for these documents on our website
using the dedicated search form:
If following your search (a first search yielded 139 results concerning
decisions) you have specific enquiries you may contact us again.
I hope you find the above information helpful.
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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.
more transparent approach in relation to travel expenses which are not incurred in the course of investigatory activities, proposed by the Decision - does it concern exclusively Director General expenses ? is it allowed to request information about the expenses of other staff not incurred in the course of investigatory activities?
the Decision proposes regular proactive disclosure of the Director-General’s expenses; where and when it is published? does it concern exclusively the expenses of the Director-General ? does it concern also other persons like those assisting the Director general? or those representing him in performance of his competences?