JURI Workshop: CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM - List of Participants

La solicitud fue rechazada por Parlamento Europeo.

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:

Background:
For the JURI Workshop: CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM with the
participation of National Parliaments "Cross-border activities in
the EU - Making life easier for citizens", today on 26th February
2015 registrations were rejected and existing registrations were
cancelled.

It was said, out of security reasons, visitors (and even European
Citizens who had a particular interest and suffered from the
regulations) are not allowed to join the workshop.

Therefore it was recommended to watch the web stream or download it
later.

Nevertheless the JURI commission themselves should have an interest
to avoid that European Citizens say there is a lack of transparency.

Request:
As there were interested people and also decision makers kindly publish:
(1) the name list of all participants,
(2) what they work (Lobbyist, Private Solicitor, ..) and also
(3) under what purpose (e.g. Presenter who made a speech, MP in a national state, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the European Commission etc) they were invited.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Registre, Parlamento Europeo

Ref : A (2015) 2712

Dear Mr Zinser,

We acknowledge receipt of your request. You will receive a reply within 15 working days.

Kind regards


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Registre, Parlamento Europeo

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Our ref.: A(2015)2721/pb/en

Dear Mr Zinser,

we have asked the responsible unit in the European Parliament who organised the event to provide us with the documents you are asking for, i.e.
(1) the name list of all participants,
(2) what they work (Lobbyist, Private Solicitor, ..) and also
(3) under what purpose (e.g. Presenter who made a speech, MP in a national state, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the European Commission etc) they were invited.

As the introductory text on the event's webpage explains: "The workshop brought Members of the European Parliament and members of the 28 national parliaments together with around a dozen experts, practitioners and academics."
All presentations and other interventions have been collected in one file providing information about the speakers. You find the file in attach to this mail.

Furthermore you find two compendia of all presentations on the European Parliament's website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees...
On Parliament's website you will also find the videos of the workshop with all contributions and contributors:
Opening and 1st Session: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en... (26 February 2015, 9h30-12h30)
2nd and 3rd Sessions: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en... (26 February 2015, 14h30-18h30)

Owing to the security restrictions in force in the European Parliament, accreditation was provided only to the speakers listed on the programme and to the representatives of national parliaments. The responsible services do not have the details of any other participants, as access to the room was open to all people entitled to enter the Parliament building. A list of all participants has not been established.
In the compendia you will find names and email addresses of the responsible administrators for further information.

Sincere regards

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Dear Registre,

thank you for the PDF with the slides. I suppose thats what was on the large monitor during the speeches.

In reference to my questions:

(1) the name list of all participants,
(2) what they work (Lobbyist, Private Solicitor, ..) and also
(3) under what purpose (e.g. Presenter who made a speech, MP in a national state, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the European Commission etc) they were invited.

this was not answered. For sure we know, that the speakers - who are on the list - were there. Further it was said, everyone who was in the parliaments building e.g. who had access on this day or has a permanent batch could have joined. What is for sure, individuals and even persons who suffer from this regulations have been rejected.

Nevertheless:

ad 1: who was coming just for this workshop ? There must be a list. And I suppose this list has more than the around 10 national MPs who were there for sure. This list has nearly for sure all the speakers as all this people must have entered the building and came for this workshop.
Still we could think Mrs Gisela Rühl was there (as she is on the speakers list, on the pdf you sent now she is not which is correct) but it was said she is actually teaching at the university Sydney.
On the other side, at 14:40 there was a colleague of Mrs Pretelli speaking who is not in the list.
Whats worrying, every Lobbyist who came into the building could have joined the speeches and the coffee breaks whilst the normal european citizen was excluded.
Also it would be interesting to know how the parliaments members or the council of Europe were invited/included. The Council of Europe represents the Human Rights and the Human Rights Court in Strasbourg.
(we are clear it was the decision of the committee to decide on the agenda but the public should get to know why important subjects were missing or maybe neglected).

ad 2: when the list (1) is finally clarified this question can also be answered 'what they work (Lobbyist, Private Solicitor, ..)' as the public should get to know if there is a conflict of interest. E.g. Hans van Loon is retired. So its not fully clear if he was sent from The Hague or if the was there on a personal request from the EU commission, Mr. Shotter etc. The solicitor Mr Clancy is working in a nearly unregulated field of income. Was he there just as lawyer or does he present something else ?

ad 3: 'under what purpose (e.g. Presenter who made a speech, MP in a national state, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the European Commission etc) they were invited.'
When we look at the families part of the workshop
- the return of children was mentioned many time.
- But nearly no-one spoke about parental child contact.
Has this not been on the list when the agenda was made or were there changes in the subjects of the presentations ?
I am also wondering that
A: no-one talked about the child abuse in England (Human rights) in Rotherham: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/rotherham or
B: an issue that was mentioned in the petition hearing on 27th January 15:00 Min 58:16 J. Petera : „here we are talking about infringement of the rights of the parties in judicial proceedings“ or
C: about the question what happens in case of the violation of EU law when the EU commission does not care about this.

So kindly review the questions and let me know if the answers should be improved.

Right now I am waiting for an answer that could be done early.

Yours sincerely,

Klaus Zinser

Registre, Parlamento Europeo

Our ref.: A(2015)2721/pb/en

Dear Mr Zinser,

as we wrote in the mail, that you are quoting below, the responsible policy department, that organized the workshop, informed us that there is no list of all participants.

Your request under Regulation (EC) 1049/2001 was addressed to the European Parliament's Transparency Unit in order to receive this (and other) documents. All the documents as specified in both of your requests have been sent to you.
Under Regulation (EC) 1409/2001 it is the task of the Transparency Unit to provide you with a document if it has been created or is held by the European Parliament. As a list of all participants has not been established we regret, but we cannot provide it to you.

However, you are asking further questions on the organisation of the workshop, the topics covered and on the speakers. We have informed the service who organised the workshop and they would be happy to answer your questions.
You may contact the unit either via the address details you find in the documents we have sent you or by sending an email to the secretariat of the European Parliament's Policy Department C - Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs : [email address]

Many thanks for your comprehension
Regards

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Dear European Parliament,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of European Parliament's handling of my FOI request 'JURI Workshop: CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM - List of Participants'.

I did not get the requested information. Thats very strange. I don't see a will to cooperate.

The phrase '..informed us that there is no list of all participants ..' is very strange.

There must have been invitations. Further there must have been requests to the internal security to allow access for the people who do not have a permanent access batch.

Suppose especially for this event around 20-40 people were invited and further I suppose 10 of were making a presentation where they maybe received payments not only for the accommodation so I can't imagine that there was a super brain who had all the names etc his/her head. This would not be transparent.

Maybe there are two or three lists which altogether give the requested information. I kindly request a review.

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

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Registre, Parlamento Europeo

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Our reference: A(2015)2721/pb/en-03

 

Dear Mr Zinser,

 

we thank you for your request for clarification.

 

On 25 and 27 February 2015, you addressed three requests for public access
to documents to the European Parliament concerning a workshop organised by
the European Parliament’s Committee for Legal Affairs and its Policy
Department C - Citizen's Rights and Constitutional Affairs which was held
on 26 February 2015. As you know the workshop’s idea was to gather
representatives of national parliaments to discuss issues of civil law, or
more precisely as the title said: "Cross-border activities in the EU -
Making life easier for citizens". In particular you were interested in
information about the fact that people who had been registered for the
event were finally informed that they could not participate. You were
asking for documents that were on display during the workshop and on the
participants of the workshop. While our replies as regards documents
displayed during the workshop and the information about the increased
security measures seem to have met your expectations, you still claim that
there must have been a participants’ list.

 

As we have informed you by mails of 5 and 6 March 2015, the responsible
service, the European Parliament’s Policy Department C - Citizen's Rights
and Constitutional Affairs, confirmed that such a list of participants has
not been established.

 

Furthermore, the organising body  of the European Parliament has offered
to provide you with further information on the event and its participants.
To this end, the relevant  email address
([1][email address]) was also sent to you by previous
correspondence. As already mentioned, they welcome your questions for
further information and will be most willing to reply.

 

Finally, we would like to recall that the aim of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 is to provide the largest possible public access to documents 
created or held by the institution concerned by a request. In your
particular case, Parliament provided you with all the existing documents
relevant to your request.

 

Being this the third mail with which we confirm that no list of
participants exists for the workshop you are interested in, we consider
that pursuing repetitive exchanges with you on the subject would be
contrary to the principle of good administration (see in particular  Art.
14(3) of the European Code of Good Administrative Behaviour). Therefore,
no further request concerning the participants’ list in question will be
processed.  As for further information on the event in question, we would
suggest getting in touch with the Policy Department C - Citizen's Rights
and Constitutional Affairs ([2][email address]).

 

Regards

 

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Dear European Parliament,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of European Parliament's handling of my FOI request 'JURI Workshop: CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE FORUM - List of Participants'.

As i had written, I cant believe that there is no list (or a few lists of all the people who were invited to the workshop). Also look for an electronic document. If this is still not available I request the individual emails/letters that were sent.

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

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser

Registre, Parlamento Europeo



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Dear European Parliament,

sorry that I requested a review as I had done this already without success. I will try a different way to get the information.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus Zinser