Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

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 communication related to the award of the 20-year medal to Mrs. Roelie Post, from 2007 - 2018.

In case of privacy considerations, please contact Mrs. Post to see if she is ready to lift the privacy requirements.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle
Against Child Trafficking
Easy Start Office
Kraijenhoffstraat 137A
NL 1018RG Amsterdam

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

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Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
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Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
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[1]Ares(2018)6671700 - RE: access to documents request - 20 year medal ---
Ref. Gestdem 2018/6981

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 15/12/2018. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
29/12/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/6981.

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 24/01/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
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Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request '20 year medal', registered as GestDem 2018/6981.
The response is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, a response should have been given before 24/1/2019.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/20_y...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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[1]Ares(2019)679556 - FW: Internal review of access to documents request -
20 year medal

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your message.

Please be informed that a reply to you request - Gestdem 2018/6981 - was
sent to you by DG Human Resources & Security on 23/01/2019 (see attach.)

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Charl. 03/21

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European Commission
Mr. Martin Selmayr
Secretary-General

Re: Confirmatory Appeal 20 year medal (GESTDEM 2018/6981)

Dear Mr. Selmayr,

Hereby I hand in a confirmatory appeal regarding DG Human Resources’ decision not to provide public access to documents related to the 20 year medal which Mrs. Roelie Post was entitled to receive in 2007.

The reason given is that it would infringe the privacy of the person concerned.

This is, of course, utter nonsense.

The privacy of Mrs. Roelie Post has been infringed ever since she published a book about her work, at the suggestion of one of your predecessors Mrs. Catherine Day, and with the agreement of Commissioner Verheugen who read the transcript before publication.

This privacy was further infringed when the European Commission removed Mrs. Post from their premises and forced her to set up an NGO to counter the adoption lobby from outside. That NGO is Against Child Trafficking, of which I am the Executive Director.

Mrs. Roelie Post has had an impeccable work performance from 1983 until 2005, when she was removed from her job. I have read her yearly Career Development Reports.

I can personally testify that her performance was more than good during her 6-year secondment to Against Child Trafficking. This despite the fact that DG Justice had become part of the adoption lobby. To run a private NGO, as civil servant, has had huge financial implications for Mrs. Post.

This also got acknowledged by DG Enlargement during the yearly reviews.

The problems started when she had to re-integrate in August 2014. Her whistle-blowing letters about her situation describe it all.

In fact, relations went really sour when Mrs. Post alerted Secretary-General Mrs. Day to EU financing of SERA (de Combret) of 4.2 million euro to review the Romanian child protection system (1) . Mrs. Day tried to cancel this contract, but did not manage. She also did not hand in a complaint with OLAF.

This would have been necessary, considering the way the contract had been allocated and the considerable conflicts of interests involved.

As a result of that complaint, a meeting was organised about ‘lessons learned’ (2), ‘Legacy of the Romanian Orphans’. I believe you were present too, as then Head of Cabinet of DG Justice.

During this meeting it was, I have been told, decided that Roelie needed to do ‘something else’.

This was, however, never said to her straight in the face.

That ‘something else’ was sitting in an office doing nothing. Being ostracized.
Roelie’s situation has been spelled out in the international media. Most recently in De Telegraaf (30 January 2019) (3).

To now declare the documents related to the 20 years medal as secret for reasons of respect for her privacy seems more like a cover-up. A cover-up of the treatment she was given since Romania stopped intercountry adoption. Which was, as we all know, the only right thing to do.

I hereby request a decision, on behalf of the College, to provide public access to the documents related to Mrs. Post’s right to the 20 year medal.

In my original request I suggested, in case of privacy considerations, to please contact Mrs. Post to see if she is ready to lift the privacy requirements. I am in no doubt that she will.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

(1) https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/impr...
(2) https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/less...
(3) http://www.againstchildtrafficking.org/2...

Secretaría General de la Comisión Europea

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
Secretariat-General of the European Commission.
Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
L’unité «Transparence» du secrétariat général de la Commission européenne
a bien reçu votre message.
Les demandes d’accès du public aux documents sont traitées sur la base du
[2]règlement (CE) n° 1049/2001 du 30 mai 2001 relatif à l’accès du public
aux documents du Parlement européen, du Conseil et de la Commission.
Le secrétariat général répondra à votre demande dans un délai de 15 jours
ouvrables à compter de la date d’enregistrement de votre demande, et vous
informera de cet enregistrement (ou vous indiquera toute information
supplémentaire à fournir en vue de l'enregistrement et/ou du traitement de
votre demande).
 
 
Ihre Nachricht ist beim Referat „Transparenz“ des Generalsekretariats der
Europäischen Kommission eingegangen.
Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden auf der Grundlage der
[3]Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1049/2001 vom 30. Mai 2001 über den Zugang der
Öffentlichkeit zu Dokumenten des Europäischen Parlaments, des Rates und
der Kommission behandelt.
Das Generalsekretariat beantwortet Ihre Anfrage innerhalb von
15 Arbeitstagen nach deren Registrierung und wird Sie über die
Registrierung Ihres Antrags (oder die Notwendigkeit weiterer Informationen
im Hinblick auf dessen Registrierung und/oder Bearbeitung) unterrichten.
 
 

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EC ARES NOREPLY,

[1]Ares(2019)691512 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request -
20 year medal

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 06/02/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
06/02/2019 under reference number GestDem 2018/6981.

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 27/02/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence.

In that case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.C.1
Transparence
Charl. 03/21

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Time limit: 27 February 2019

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[5]Ares(2019)1341594 - Your application for access to documents under
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 - GESTDEM 2018/6981

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Dear Mr Dohle,

 

We refer to your email of 6 February 2019 in which you submit a request
for access to documents, registered on the same date under the above
mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not
yet been able to gather all the elements required to carry out a full
analysis of your request in order to take a decision.

Therefore, we regret to inform you hereby that we will not be in a
position to reply to your request within the prescribed time limit of 15
working days which expires on 27 February 2019.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause. We
would like to reassure you that we will do our utmost to provide you with
a reply as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

 

María OLIVÁN AVILÉS
Head of Unit

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European Commission

Secretariat General

Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)

 

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Dear Arun Dohle,
Please find attached a copy of the confirmatory decision taken on your
request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/6981,
adopted on 04/03/2019.
Please note that the Secretariat-General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.
This copy is solely sent for your information and is not the formal
notification of the confirmatory decision.
 
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit C1 – Transparency, Document Management &
Access to Documents
Office address CHAR 03/021
+32 2 995 63 26
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 
 

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