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 names of MEPs who were required to pay compensation for keeping their portable IT devices, as a follow up to my application A(2019)10215. The names of the MEPs concerned had been blackened out of the disclosed table in my application.

The full disclosure of these names are of public interest given MEPs are elected and are public figures with access to public funds. The names would allow me, as a per my due diligence as a reporter, to track down those concerned who may have had credible reasons for not returning the devices paid for by public funds.

Yours faithfully,

Nikolaj Nielsen

EUobserver
Rue Montoyer / Montoyerstraat 18B
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Our ref.: A(2019)12064 - Acknowledgment of receipt

Dear Mr Nielsen,

The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your follow up email. It was registered on 01/10/2019 as application A(2019)12064.

All requests for public access to documents are treated in compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.

In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulation, your application will be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request.
The European Parliament reserves the right to ask for additional information regarding your identity in order to verify compliance with Regulation (UE) 2018/1725 and the European Parliament’s implementing measures.

Your attention is drawn to the fact that you have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website, which is a private website not officially related to the European Parliament. Therefore, the European Parliament cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Kind regards,

TU
TRANSPARENCY UNIT
European Parliament
Directorate General for the Presidency
Directorate for Inter-Institutional Affairs
and Legislative Coordination

Public Register webpage
[email address]

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Dear Mr Nielsen,

 

In principle, the time limit to reply to your application for public
access to the names of the MEPs who have kept their portable IT devices
should expire at the end of this day.

 

However, as you requested access  to personal data, the disclosure of
which is subject to specific and complex rules, Parliament carried out
internal consultations that took more time than usually, and needs to
hereby extended the time limit to reply by 15 working days, in accordance
with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

 

The decision on your application is nevertheless being finalized, and it
will sent to you shortly.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

TU

 

[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]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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