Dear Home Affairs (HOME),
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:
Please provide details of the department's spending on external
consultants for each of the last five financial years (2009-2013).
Please also provide a breakdown by year of which firms this money
was spent with.
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Dear Mr Harris,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 12/12/2014. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 12/12/2014 under reference number GestDem 2014/6006.
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 14/01/2015. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Dear Mr Harris,
I refer to your e-mail dated 12 December 2014 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 12 December 2014 under reference
number GESTDEM No 2014/6006.
You are requesting access to “the […] spending of [DG HOME] on external
consultants for each of the last five financial years (2009-2013) [and] a
breakdown by year of which firms this money was spent with”.
The term “external consultants” is very wide and may refer to different
types of services. We have interpreted “consultancy” as services provided
by external firms with a primary purpose of giving expert advice including
items such as those related to outsourcing of operational activities, IT
development, etc. The extract shows the figures corresponding specifically
to DG HOME.
You may reuse the attached document(s) free of charge for non-commercial
and commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, that you
do not distort the original meaning or message of the document(s). Please
note that the Commission does not assume liability stemming from the
On the other hand, I refer to the answer you already received from DG
Budget on 25 September 2014 in reply to your request for access No
2014/4032, more specifically as regards the additional information which
is already publicly available through the Commission’s Financial
I trust that this information will be useful for you.
on behalf of Jasper Van Hespen
DG Home Affairs & DG Just
Shared Resource Directorate
Unit 01 - Budget, Control and Ex post Audits
Address: LX46 00/151, B-1049 Brussels
From: HOME ACCESS DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 3:25 PM
To: JUSTYNOWICZ Ewa (HOME+JUST-SRD); O'HARA Lauren (HOME+JUST-SRD)
Subject: FW: access to information request - External consultants spending
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