Helen Darbishire

Dear European Court of Auditors,

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 ECA's President, 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 ECA's President, 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 ECA staff members.

Please also note that Access Info made the same request in the past with regard to a different period. You can find it here https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/trav...

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

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

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

ECA-INFO, European Court of Auditors

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Dear Ms Darbishire,

 

Thank you for contacting the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

 

As a foreword, please note that your request for access to documents has
been processed in accordance with Article 6 and 9 of [1]Decision No
12/2005 of the Court of Auditors regarding public access to Court
documents (as amended by Court Decision No 14/2009) (altogether, "the
Court's Decision"). Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents is not applicable to
our institution.

 

With reference to your request for access to documents submitted on 4 July
2019, we are pleased to inform you that we grant you access to the
relevant documents containing the travel expenses of the President of the
ECA related to the period 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2018, that you may find here
enclosed.

 

Moreover, we would like to point out that, in order to comply with Article
4.1 (b) of the Court's Decision and Article 9 (1) (b) of [2]Regulation
(EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October
2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of
personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and
on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No
45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC, personal data have been blanked out.

 

Finally, we would also inform you that the ECA Members’ missions are
published on our [3]Transparency webpage.

   

Best regards,

   

ECA-INFO

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