Former European Commissioner Günther Oettinger’s appointment to Hungary’s Science Policy Council

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Dear Secretariat General of the European Commission, Dear President 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:

We are writing in relation to former European Commissioner Günther Oettinger who is reported to have been appointed as co-chairman of the newly created National Science Policy Council of Hungary and which advises the Hungarian government on innovation and research.

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as implemented by Regulation 1049/2001, we are requesting access to all relevant documents held by the Commission in relation to his appointment in light of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission (notably Art. 11) , including:

1. notification by Günther Oettinger of his appointment at the National Science Policy Council of Hungary to the EU Commission;

2. response by the President of the EU Commission and/or College and/or Secretariat General and/or other Commission’s services to Mr Günther Oettinger to the notification.

Regardless of whether such a notification occurred , we’re requesting:

3. any other document, exchange, contact between the President of the EU Commission and Mr. Günther Oettinger since 1 December 2019.

4. decision by the President of the EU Commission regarding Mr. Günther Oettinger’s compliance with the Code of Conduct of Members, including:

4.1 documents referring to the possibility of investing the independent ethical committee with a request under Article 12.1 of the Code and

4.2 the actual referral to such a committee.

5. Any other document, exchange, correspondence and/or note regarding Former European Commissioner Günther Oettinger’s appointment to Hungary’s Science Policy Council.

Yours faithfully,

Professor Alberto Alemanno
Professor Laurent Pech

The Good Lobby ___________
Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Bruxelles

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[1]Ares(2020)4637965 - RE: access to documents request - Former European
Commissioner Günther Oettinger’s appointment to Hungary’s Science Policy
Council --- Ref. Gestdem 2020/5279

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Please find attached document Ares(2020)4870285 from VERRIER Tatjana (SG.DSG1.C) dated 17/09/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)4870285 de VERRIER Tatjana (SG.DSG1.C) daté du 17/09/2020.