Dear Research and Innovation,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am hereby requesting access to the travel expenses of:
- The Director General Jean-Eric Paquet
- The Deputy Director General Wolfgang Burtscher
- The Deputy Director General Patrick Anthony Child
- The Deputy Director General Signe Ratso

for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive.

I am looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following information:
- Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or transportation;
- Exact dates and duration of the trip;
- Amount spent on accommodation;
- Amount spent on subsistence;
- Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.

If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum, names and job titles).

With respect to personal information contained in any documents that you might have, please note that the only information being sought here is the name of the Directors, something which is already in the public domain. This request does not seek access to any other personal information such as bank account details. Nor am I requesting data such as the office addresses, signatures or telephone numbers of the DG staff members.

I remain at your disposition to answer any questions or clarifications you might have related to this request.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Natalia Lazaro Prevost

Access Info Europe
Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 4C
28005 Madrid, Spain

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[1]Ares(2019)3927260 - RE: access to documents request - Travel Expenses
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Dear Ms Lazaro,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 June 2019.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, registered on 20 June
2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/3565.

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
11/07/2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

RTD Access to documents

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Legal Support Service
1049 Brussels/Belgium
[email address]

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1 Attachment

Please find attached document Ares(2019)4482866 from SCOGNAMIGLIO Giuseppe (PMO) dated 11/07/2019.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2019)4482866 de SCOGNAMIGLIO Giuseppe (PMO) daté du 11/07/2019.