Contacts with non-EU-countries on border security

La demande est réussie.

Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

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:

- minutes and other reports of meetings between DG NEAR officials and representatives of non-EU-countries in which the issue(s) of border security and/or border control and/or illegal immigration were discussed in the period between April 1st 2015 and today;

- all correspondence (including emails) between DG NEAR officials and representatives of non-EU-countries in which the issue(s) of border security and/or border control and/or illegal immigration were discussed in the period between April 1st 2015 and today.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Akkerman

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr. Akkerman,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements. Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your request:
http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

Best regards,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

Thank you for your response. My postal address is:

Anna Spenglerstraat 71
1054 NH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Yours faithfully,

Mark Akkerman

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your message. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 14/03/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/1580.

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 04/04/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Akkerman,

We refer to your e-mail dated 14/03/2017 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 14/03/2017 under the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as relevant third countries (i.e. third countries with the highest migration rate into the EU), kind / level of meetings (i.e. bilateral / multilateral, expert / political), representatives of third countries (i.e. Border Guard, migration office), relevant topics discussed (i.e. legal / illegal migration, asylum, legal / technical aspects of border management).

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us by email to: [DG NEAR request email]

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

We have noticed that you have addressed your request to several services of the Commission. Please note that some of the meetings and correspondence that you refer to in your application might be common to several DGs. In this regard, we are going to ensure a coordinated response.

Thank you in advance for providing us with the requested clarifications.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Akkerman,

We refer to your e-mail dated 14/03/2017 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 14/03/2017 under the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not enable us to identify concrete documents which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, such as relevant third countries (i.e. third countries with the highest migration rate into the EU), kind / level of meetings (i.e. bilateral / multilateral, expert / political), representatives of third countries (i.e. Border Guard, migration office), relevant topics discussed (i.e. legal / illegal migration, asylum, legal / technical aspects of border management).

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us by email to: [DG NEAR request email]

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

We have noticed that you have addressed your request to several services of the Commission. Please note that some of the meetings and correspondence that you refer to in your application might be common to several DGs. In this regard, we are going to ensure a coordinated response.

Thank you in advance for providing us with the requested clarifications.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

Thank you for your response to my request. To clarify this request, as you asked:
* It concerns the following list of countries:
- Egypt
- Eritrea
- Ethiopia
- Libya
- Mali
- Mauritania
- Morocco
- Niger
- Nigeria
- Senegal
- Somalia
- Sudan
- Tunisia
* and the following topics discussed:
- military and security cooperation in the field of border security/border management
- EU support (financial support, technical support, training) for military and security operations and purchases in the field of border security/border management
* this is for both bilateral and multilateral meetings, on political, expert and operational level

A coordinated response to the similar requests I have send to several DGs is of course no problem for me.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Akkerman

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Akkerman,

Thank you for your reply to our request for clarification.

Please note that in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, the 15 working days for handling your application start running from the day we received the requested clarifications.
Therefore, the deadline for your application is 10/04/2017.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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Dear Sir,

Please see letter attached.

Kind regards,

European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents
[DG NEAR request email]

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