Ref. Ares(2020)4551261 - 02/09/2020
HUMAN RESOURCES AND SECURITY
Directorate HR.C - Talent Management & Diversity - Executive Staff
Senior Management & CCA
Ms Myriam DOUO
Friends of the Earth
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Dear Ms DOUO,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2020/4463
I refer to your e-mail of 17 July 2020 in which you make a request for access to
documents. This request was registered on 22 July 2020 under the above-mentioned
You request access to:
the sworn statements and declarations of activities by Nathalie Tocci related to
her appointment as Special Adviser to Josep Borrell as defined in point 5 of the
rules on Special Advisers to the Commission.
the statement of assurance and confirmation of Nathalie Tocci's appointment
by Josep Borrell as defined in point 5 of the rules on Special Advisers to the
Any correspondence between the EEAS and the Secretariat-General mentioning
You have already received a separate reply from another Commission service to the last
point of your request.
Concerning the sworn statement of Ms Tocci, I would like to inform you that this document
is publicly available on the Europa website of the European Commission:
Having examined the other documents covered by the first two points of your request, I
have come to the conclusion that they may be disclosed. They are attached to the present
letter. I would like to clarify in this context that, with the statement of assurance, the
Member of the Commission also confirms the appointment request; there is no separate
document regarding this confirmation.
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
However, since the handwritten signatures in these documents are biometric data, there is a
risk that their disclosure would prejudice the legitimate interests of the persons concerned.
The signatures have therefore been redacted in the attached copies.
In case you would disagree with the assessment that the redacted data are personal data
which can only be disclosed if such disclosure is legitimate under the applicable rules on the
protection of personal data, you are entitled, in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001, to submit a confirmatory application requesting the Commission to
review this position.
Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days upon receipt
of this letter to the Secretary-General of the Commission at the following address:
or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Unit
Declaration of activities of Ms Tocci
Statement of assurance concerning Ms Tocci