Dear European Border and Coast Guard Agency,

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:
All the working agreements (or arrangements or other kinds of agreement) between Frontex and the competent authorities of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde in relations to the JO HERA from 2006.
All the bilateral agreements (or arrangements or Memorandum of Understanding, etc.) between EU and/or Spain and Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde in migration issues that justify the JO Hera implementation in the territorial waters of those African States from 2006.

Yours faithfully,

Giulio Occhiuto

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear Mr Occhiuto,

 

Thank you for your interest in Frontex activities.

 

As your application falls under the regime of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, we
will now commence the processing of your application and will reply within
15 working days including.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Transparency Office

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Dear Mr Occhiuto,

 

Further to your application registered on 3 July 2019, kindly be informed
that your application needs further specifications and pertains to a
considerable amount of documents. In this regard, kindly define the exact
timeframe of the documents you apply for and define “… in migration issues
that justify…” . In order to better serve your needs, we also invite you
to narrow down your application to more specific areas.

 

Kindly be informed that until you have clarified your application, the
timelines are suspended.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Transparency Office

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Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency · Plac Europejski 6,
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From: PAD
Sent: Wednesday 3 July 2019 15:31
To: '[FOI #7020 email]'
<[FOI #7020 email]>
Cc: PAD <[email address]>
Subject: PAD (CMS-2019-00007-0003) on Working Agreements among Frontex,
Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde

 

Dear Mr Occhiuto,

 

Thank you for your interest in Frontex activities.

 

As your application falls under the regime of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, we
will now commence the processing of your application and will reply within
15 working days including.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Transparency Office

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Dear PAD,
Thank you for your replay.
In order to better define my request I need the documents from 2006 to 2010.
I have to point out that in order to reduce the scope of my application I need a list of documents that Frontex holds falling under the scope of my request. I can clarify that the documents I'm looking for are the agreements that allow Frontex to operate in the territorial waters of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde. Given the need of authorization to operate border control activities in the territory of a third State, I suppose that Frontex and/or EU and/or the Member States involved in JO HERA have signed such kind of agreements with those third States.
Thank you in advance and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further doubt or question in regards to this request
Yours sincerely,

Giulio Occhiuto

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Occhiuto,

Thank you for your response. Following your clarifications, please confirm that the specific points your application pertains to are:

Documents which contain the following information:

Agreements between Frontex and/or EU and or/the Member States and the competent authorities of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde that allow Frontex to operate in the territorial waters of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde in relation to the JO HERA, dating from 2006 to 2010.

Please be informed that until your application is sufficiently precise in its entirety, we are not able to continue processing your application and the timelines remain suspended.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office
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Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Dear PAD,
Thank you for your replay.
Yes, I agree with the formulation of the request you made. I just want to point out that I'm interested on any kind of agreement, i.e. working agreements, arrangements, international treaties, etc., legally binding or not.

Yours sincerely,

Giulio Occhiuto

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr. Occhiuto,

Thank you for your email in which you specified the scope of your application to read

Documents which contain the following information:

Any kind of agreement between Frontex and/or EU and or/the Member States and the competent authorities of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde that allow Frontex to operate in the territorial waters of Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde in relation to the JO HERA, dating from 2006 to 2010.

We confirm that your application is sufficiently precise to be processed and we will proceed accordingly. Please note that the timelines set in Regulation No 1049/2001 are hereby reinstated.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office
[email address]

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Dear Mr Occhiuto,

Please find enclosed our response to your application for access to documents.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office
[email address]

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Dear PAD,
Thank you for your response, but... Are you sure that Frontex or any MS have not stipulated any kind of agreement with Senegal, Mauritania and Cape Verde that allow Frontex to operate in their territorial water? If it's so I have to presume that all the Hera JOs have been carried on without any kind of legal basis?
Sorry but I'm astonished about that. Can you please check again?

Yours sincerely,

Giulio Occhiuto

PAD, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Dear Mr Occhiuto,

Kindly revert to our reply of 6 August 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Transparency Office

Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard Agency

www.frontex.europa.eu
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Dear PAD,
oooooooooookay!
thanks a lot

Yours sincerely,

Giulio Occhiuto