Dear European Food Safety Authority,
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 EFSA’s Director, 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 EFSA’s Director, 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 EFSA 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.
Access Info Europe
Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 4C
28005 Madrid, Spain
Dear Ms Darbishire,
We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request of 5 July 2019,
submitted from the website “AskTheEU.org”, by means of which you requested
access to “the travel expenses of EFSA’s Director, for the period 1
January 2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive". You specify that you are
“looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following
o Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or
o Exact dates and duration of the trip;
o Amount spent on accommodation;
o Amount spent on subsistence;
o 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)”
Your request has been registered as PAD 2019/61 and is being processed as
quickly as possible in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents (hereinafter “the PAD Regulation”).
We will come back to you by 26 July 2019 at the latest.
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