Dear European Parliament,

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:

The location of all EP Liaison offices outside the EU, number of staff posted at each office outside the EU, and the annual costs of each office outside the EU including rent and staff salaries.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaj Nielsen

EUobserver
Avenue d'Auderghem / Oudergemlaan 150
1040 Brussels
Belgium

AccesDocs, Parlamento Europeo

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Our ref.: A(2020)1026 - Time limit extension

 

 

Dear Mr Nielsen,

 

In principle, the time limit to reply to your application A(2020)1026 for
access to the location of Parliament offices outside the EU as well as
annual costs for those offices, including rent and other costs, should
expires at the end of this Thursday 13 February 2020.  

 

However, you did not ask for access to a specific document but to data
which is present in several databases and may potentially be extracted
therefrom.  Collecting the documented data and verifying that it is as up
to date as possible, involves several Parliament services and is taking
more time than expected.

 

Therefore, in order to address your application thoroughly, Parliament
feels compelled to hereby extend the time limit by another 15 working
days, in line with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

 

You may nevertheless except a reply quite soon.

 

We thank you for your understanding

 

Best regards,

 

 

The Transparency Unit

 

[1]LOGO_EP TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate General
for the Presidency
Directorate for
Inter-Institutional
Affairs
and Legislative
Coordination

 

[2]Public Register webpage
[3][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

References

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Our ref.: A(2020)1026/JB/en

 

 

Dear Mr Nielsen,

 

On the day of your request, 23 January 2020, which was before the United
Kingdom left the European Union, the European Parliament had one office
outside the European Union: the Liaison office based in Washington DC.
 The address of the office is 2175 K Street, NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC
20037.

 

The costs associated with Parliament's liaison offices, including the one
in Washington DC, is often the subject of questions asked in the context
of the Discharge of the European Parliament. This was the case for the
discharge of the year 2018, the most recent one up until this day.

 

Questions 18 to 21 of the 2018 Discharge specifically concern the topic of
your application, and the replies thereto also answer your questions.
Please see pages 26 to 29 and 99 to 108 of the attached replies to the
2018 discharge questionnaire, which are also published on Parliament's
following webpage:
 [1]https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committee....

 

As for the costs of the year 2019, some of the data relevant to your
application has already been compiled and documented at this point in
time. It is also hereby disclosed:

 

The number of staff present in the Washington office:

 

    AD AST SC IV III II I
Directorate-General
for Communication -
Directorate for
04B10 Liaison Offices - 11 2          
EP-US Congress
Liaison Office in
Washington DC

 

 

The office and car park rent as well as renting costs (including building
insurance):

 

Mode de
gestion
Poste PE = Dépenses
VILLE budgétaire Parlement partagées Type de dépense Montant
Européen
CE = Via
Commission
WASHINGTON 02000 EEAS Oui Loyer Loyer $460.821,33
bureaux
WASHINGTON 02000 EEAS Oui Loyer Loyer $16.499,04
parking
Charges
locatives
WASHINGTON 02024 EEAS Oui Charges (including $256.725,25
buld.
insurance)
             

In view of the foregoing, Parliament considers your application as handled
and closes the file. Should you be interested in accessing other
Parliament documents, please do not hesitate to file a new application.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

The Transparency Unit

 

[2]LOGO_EP TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate General
for the Presidency
Directorate for
Inter-Institutional
Affairs
and Legislative
Coordination

 

[3]Public Register webpage
[4][email address]

 

 

 

 

References

Visible links
1. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committee...
3. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegWeb/app...
4. mailto:[email address]