Norway drug policy documents at the EMCDDA for 2016 and 2017

La solicitud fue exitosa.

Dear European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction,

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:

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian government representatives in 2017 and 2016.

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian academics in 2017 and 2016.

- All internal documents (for instance summaries of meetings) relating to Norway and Norwegian drug policy produced in 2016 and 2017.

- All correspondence you have had with representatives of Norwegian antidrug organizations Actis (especially Mina Gerhardsen), Rusmisbrukernes Interesseorganisasjon (RIO), and EURAD (Fay Watson and Mariann Skar) in 2016 and 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Morten Olsen

Magdalena Popova, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

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Dear Mr Olsen,

Thank you very much for your e-mail.

I can confirm that we have received your request and we are going to
process it as required.

On this basis we will contact you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Magdalena Popova
Administrative support agent
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 90

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal •
[1]www.emcdda.europa.eu

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Fabian Pereyra, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

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Dear Mr Olsen,

I am writing to you regarding your e-mail dated 24 April 2017 in which you
make a request for access to documents, registered on under the
above-mentioned reference number.

As a follow up to Ms Popova’s previous correspondence (below) to you of 4
May 2017 the EMCDDA started to process your request. While doing so, we
have realised that the handling of your request involves the assessment of
numerous documents also originating/involving third parties/Member States.
The analysis of these documents, together with the need to consult the
third parties/Member States concerned in accordance with Article 4(4) and
4(5) of Regulation 1049/2001, cannot be expected to be completed within
the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation 1049/2001.

 

For this kind of situations, namely when an application relates to a large
number of documents, the above referred Regulation provides for a
possibility to confer with applicants in order to find a fair solution.

 

With regard to the above, we would kindly ask you to clarify/specify the
objective and the actual scope of your request and in particular whether
you could better focus/narrow down this scope (namely as far the subject
matter(s) and/or the timeframe covered), so as to reduce the documents
concerned and the workload required to a more proportional and manageable
amount.

 

If that is not possible, we propose to handle your application in
successive stages, according to groups of documents that can be identified
in accordance with your request and our capacity for handling them. If you
accept this proposal, you could indicate a possible order of priority,
which we would try to follow as much as possible in handling your
application. This means that your application will be handled in
successive stages within the corresponding new time-limits. In this
context you would then receive, at regular intervals, batches of documents
and/or a reasoned reply explaining why some (parts of the) documents
cannot be disclosed.

 

In order to enable us to reply to you as soon as possible, we would
appreciate that you may confirm at your earliest convenience and by return
of e-mail your acceptance of the above presented solution, so that we will
be able to swiftly ensure the necessary follow up.

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]https://mail.emcdda.europa.eu/iwc_static... Fabian Pereyra, PhD
Head of unit
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 28

European Monitoring
Centre for Drugs and
Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do
Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon,
Portugal •
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From: Magdalena Popova [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 04 May 2017 12:24
To: [FOI #4202 email]
Cc: Dante Storti; Fabian Pereyra
Subject: Re: Fwd: access to documents request - Norway drug policy
documents at the EMCDDA for 2016 and 2017

 

Dear Mr Olsen,

Thank you very much for your e-mail.

I can confirm that we have received your request and we are going to
process it as required.

On this basis we will contact you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Magdalena Popova
Administrative support agent
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 90

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal •
[3]www.emcdda.europa.eu

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Dear Fabian Pereyra,

Thank you for your reply.

You indicate that «we propose to handle your application in
successive stages, according to groups of documents that can be identified
in accordance with your request and our capacity for handling them. If you
accept this proposal, you could indicate a possible order of priority,
which we would try to follow as much as possible in handling your
application. This means that your application will be handled in
successive stages within the corresponding new time-limits. In this
context you would then receive, at regular intervals, batches of documents
and/or a reasoned reply explaining why some (parts of the) documents
cannot be disclosed.»

I would like you to handle my application in this manner, please.

Please handle them according to this order:

- All correspondence you have had with representatives of Norwegian antidrug organizations Actis (especially Mina Gerhardsen), Rusmisbrukernes Interesseorganisasjon (RIO), and EURAD (Fay Watson and Mariann Skar) in 2016 and 2017.

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian government representatives in 2017 and 2016.

- All internal documents (for instance summaries of meetings) relating to Norway and Norwegian drug policy produced in 2016 and 2017.

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian academics in 2017 and 2016.

Please get back to me if you have further questions or if you require further clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Morten Olsen

Fabian Pereyra, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

Dear Mr Olsen,

Thank you for your kind and fast reply and for setting an order of priority for your request that is highly appreciated.

I will make use of your offer to contact you to ask for further clarifications for each category of your request.

- All correspondence you have had with representatives of Norwegian antidrug organizations Actis (especially Mina Gerhardsen), Rusmisbrukernes Interesseorganisasjon (RIO), and EURAD (Fay Watson and Mariann Skar) in 2016 and 2017.
Shall we assume that in case there was correspondence with the mentioned persons/organisations you are not interested in the administrative correspondence (i.e. hotel reservations, travel arrangements and the like)?

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian government representatives in 2017 and 2016.
Shall we assume that you intend to receive the correspondence the EMCDDA have had with Norwegian government representatives in its Management Board and Scientific Committee?

- All internal documents (for instance summaries of meetings) relating to Norway and Norwegian drug policy produced in 2016 and 2017.
Shall we assume that your request focus on the Norwegian drug policy specifically and not the meetings covering overall discussions on all EU countries?

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian academics in 2017 and 2016.
Shall we assume that you are not interested in the administrative correspondence (i.e. hotel reservations, travel arrangements and the like)?

Thank you for clarifying the above. As you might be aware, all documentation regarding third parties, before being able to share it with you we will have to proceed to consult them in accordance with Article 4(4) and
4(5) of Regulation 1049/2001 and this might take some time.

Best regards,

Fabian Pereyra, PhD
Head of unit
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 28

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal . www.emcdda.europa.eu
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Dear Mr Olsen,

I am writing to you again regarding your e-mail dated 24 April 2017 in
which you  make a request for access to documents, registered on under
the  above-mentioned reference number as a follow up to my e-mail below.

To the best of the EMCDDA services' knowledge the only correspondence the
Centre has had with representatives of Norwegian antidrug organizations
Actis (especially Mina Gerhardsen), Rusmisbrukernes Interesseorganisasjon
(RIO), and EURAD (Fay Watson and Mariann Skar) during 2016 and 2017 is
attached to this e-mail (list of documents also attached).

In order to enable the EMCDDA to continue processing your request in the
indicated priority, I would be very grateful if you could reply to the
questions presented in my correspondence of 19 May 2017 below.

Thank you and best regards,

Fabian Pereyra, PhD
Head of unit
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 28

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal •
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Dear Fabian Pereyra,

Thank you very much for these documents.

Please find answers to your questions below.

- All correspondence you have had with representatives of Norwegian antidrug organizations Actis (especially Mina Gerhardsen), Rusmisbrukernes Interesseorganisasjon (RIO), and EURAD (Fay Watson and Mariann Skar) in 2016 and 2017.
Shall we assume that in case there was correspondence with the mentioned persons/organisations you are not interested in the administrative correspondence (i.e. hotel reservations, travel arrangements and the like)?

Preferably, I would like everything, as from a social constructivist point of view these things can sometimes be important to analyze politically as well.

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian government representatives in 2017 and 2016.
Shall we assume that you intend to receive the correspondence the EMCDDA have had with Norwegian government representatives in its Management Board and Scientific Committee?

Yes, that sounds reasonable. Is there anything else that might fit the description?

- All internal documents (for instance summaries of meetings) relating to Norway and Norwegian drug policy produced in 2016 and 2017.
Shall we assume that your request focus on the Norwegian drug policy specifically and not the meetings covering overall discussions on all EU countries?

Yes, that sounds fair.

- All correspondence you have had with Norwegian academics in 2017 and 2016.
Shall we assume that you are not interested in the administrative correspondence (i.e. hotel reservations, travel arrangements and the like)?

Yes, that sounds reasonable.

Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to receiving the documents.

Yours sincerely,

Morten Olsen

Fabian Pereyra, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

Dear Mr Olsen,

Thank you for your reply.

I hereby confirm that regarding the so called 'category one' of your request, the EMCDDA has transmitted you all the documents in its possession as requested, including the administrative correspondence.

We will now continue to process the remaining categories of your request and be sending you the documents as soon as we have them ready.

Best regards,

Fabian Pereyra, PhD
Head of unit
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 28

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal . www.emcdda.europa.eu
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Dear Fabian Pereyra,

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Morten Olsen

Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

Thank you for your e-mail. I will be back at the office on 1 June 2017. Please note that your e-mail will not be forwarded and will only be processed upon my return. For urgent matters please contact Magdalena Popova at +351 211 210 290.

Best regards,

Fabian Pereyra

Fabian Pereyra, Observatorio Europeo de las Drogas y las Toxicomanías

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    List of documents Cat II.docx

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    1.ADM 1060 Adjustment to the annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2016 Budget.pdf

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    2.ADM 1087 Annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2017 Budget.pdf

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    3.ADM 1345 Adjustment to the annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2016 Budget.pdf

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    4.EXO Participation of Norway in Management Board meeting 29 30 June 2017.pdf

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    5.EXO Organisation of national launch of EDR 2017 in Norway 6 June 2017.pdf

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    6.EXO Participation of Norway in Management Board meeting 15 16 December 2016.pdf

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    7.EXO Comments Norway on draft EMCDDA Strategy 28 October 2016.pdf

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    8.EXO EMCDDA Director s official visit to Norway 6 October 2016.pdf

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    9.EXO Participation of Norway in Management Board meeting 23 24 June 2016.pdf

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    10.Email exchange with Institute of Public Health.eml.pdf

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    11.Email exchanges with scientists from the Nor Institute of Public Health and Bergen Clinics Foundation.pdf

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Dear Mr Olsen,

I am writing to you again regarding your e-mail dated 24 April 2017 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on under the above-mentioned reference number as a follow up to my e-mail below.

To the best of the EMCDDA services' knowledge the only correspondence the Centre has had with representatives of Norwegian government representatives in 2017 and 2016 is attached to this e-mail (list of documents also attached). In reply to your question: ' Is there anything else that might fit the description?' please note that the following documents have been included since the EMCDDA consider they fit the description of your request:

1. ADM_1060_Adjustment to the annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2016 Budget, 2 pages
2. ADM_1087_Annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2017 Budget, 2 pages
3. ADM_1345_ Adjustment to the annual contribution of the Kingdom of Norway to the EMCDDA 2016 Budget, 2 pages

The EMCDDA continues to work in processing your request in the indicated priority.

Best regards,

Fabian Pereyra, PhD
Head of unit
Executive office
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 28

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Praça Europa 1, Cais do Sodré, 1249-289 Lisbon, Portugal . www.emcdda.europa.eu
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Dear Fabian Pereyra,

Thank you very much for handling my FOI request in a proper and thorough manner.

Best wishes for a nice summer.

By the way, I believe you should stop cooperating with Actis, as they are working against human rights recommendations from the OHCHR and they promote stigma against drug users and are pro-criminalization. I think you should include the drug user organizations and reform-friendly organizations far more instead. So I hope you won't invite Stig Erik Sørheim anymore to participate.

Yours sincerely,

Morten Olsen