Correspondence Commissioner Rehn - Romania/adoption

La demande est réussie.

Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

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 related to Romania/child protection/adoption:

- all correspondence between between Commissioner Rehn
or his Cabinet with VP Barrot;

- all correspondence (including minutes of meetings) between
Commissioner Rehn and civil society (NGO's)

- all correspondence (including minutes of meetings) between
Commissioner Rehn and US authorities.

- all internal notes of DG ELARG related to the above.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Dohle,

We refer to your request for access to documents dated and registered on 20 July under the above mentioned reference number.

We regret to inform you that no documents were found which would correspond to the description given in your application. 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, namely dates or periods during which the documents requested would have been produced.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you can contact us:

• by email to: [DG ELARG request email]

We would also like to inform you that the time limit of 15 working days foreseen for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

The ELARG ACCDOC Team.

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Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

I respond to your request for more details.

- Correspondence Rehn/Barrot: In the book 'Romania for Export Only, the untold story of the Romanian 'orphans', page 228, reference is made to a letter of Vice President Barrot (Commissioner for Transport) to Commissioner for Enlargement Rehn, dated 20 April 2005. There was another letter dated 30 May 2005.

Of course I also would like access to the replies of Commissioner Rehn.

For the other correspondence requested (NGO's, US Authorities) I have no further details (for the moment).

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

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New deadline: 04/09/2013

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Dear Mr Dohle,

We refer to your below request for access to documents dated and registered on 20 July under the above mentioned reference number.

We would like to thank you very much for the clarifications you provided.

Please note that your application is currently being handled. However, we would like to inform you that we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 5 September 2013. As large files have to be examined in order to retrieve the documents requested, an extended time is limit needed.

For this reason, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 26 September 2013.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

Your ELARG-ACCDOC Team.

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New deadline 26 September 2013

Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

For your information, I received today, through Secretary General Ms. Catherine Day, access to a fax from Mr. Francois de Combret to Vice President Jacques Barrot: thanking him for having written a letter to M. Olli Rehn.

http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/589/r...

Looking forward to your reply, which is due for 26 September 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Dohle,

We refer to your request for access to information – Correspondence Commissioner Rehn – Romania/adoption which was registered under GestDem 2013-404. We would just like to confirm that we are working on your request.

We will send you a reply by the end of next week.

Thanks for your understanding.

Yours faithfully

Your ELARG-ACCDOC Team

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail dated 20 July 2013 in which you made a request for access to documents registered on 20 July 2013 under the above mentioned reference number. We furthermore refer to our ensuing exchanges of e-mails.

We regret to inform you that no correspondence from Commissioner Rehn to Vice-President Barrot was found that would correspond to the description given in your application. With reference to Article 6 (3) of Regulation No 1049/2001, you will receive a reply by DG MOVE as regards correspondence from Vice-President Barrot to Commissioner Rehn.

Yours sincerely,

The ELARG-ACCDOC Team.

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Dear Mr Dohle,

We refer to your e-mail dated 20 July 2013 in which you made a request for
access to documents registered on 20 July 2013 under the above mentioned
reference number. We furthermore refer to our ensuing exchanges of
e-mails, at last to our e-mail to you of 4 October 2013.

 

We would just like to let you know that the ELARG-ACCDOC Team is still in
charge of working on the correspondence by Vice-President Barrot to
Commissioner Rehn.

In this regard, two letters were found dated 20 April 2005 and 30 May
2005.

We enclose a copy of the letter of 20 April 2005.

As regards the document dated 30 May 2005, we would like to inform you
that we are working on it and will send you a reply as soon as possible.

Thanks for your understanding.

Yours sincerely

The ELARG-ACCDOC Team

 

Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Enlargement (ELARG)'s handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence Commissioner Rehn - Romania/adoption'.

I find today's reply incomprehensible.

In fact, the whole handling of this request, since 20 July 2013, I cannot really understand.

First no correspondence between Rehn and Barrot could be found by DG ELARG. After clarification from my side, still no letters could be found and the request was referred to DG MOVE. Now it is back at DG ELARG's desk...

Today DG ELARG writes that it has found the two letters, but only one can now be disclosed? Why not the second one - it there a technical or other issue?

And what about the replies of Commissioner Rehn to VP Barrot?

Also still pending: correspondence Commissioner Rehn/NGOs/US authorities.

I kindly request you to look into this matter and request disclosure without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

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

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr Dohle,

Thank you for your message of 14 October.

Due to the complexity of your request of 20 July 2013, we split the answer into several parts in order to grant you access to certain documents as soon as possible and thus avoiding that all documents for disclosure had to wait for the most complex cases.
Your request consisted of three parts:
1. Letters from Vice-President Barrot to Commissioner Rehn
2. Letters from Commissioner Rehn to Vice-President Barrot
3. Other correspondence (NGOs, US authorities).
Summing up, you have received the following replies:
1. Reply dated 4 October 2013 concerning letters from Commissioner Rehn addressed to Vice-President Barrot where we indicated that no relevant documents could be found.
2. Reply dated 14 October 2013 concerning letters from Vice-President Barrot to Commisisoner Rehn in which we indicated that two documents were found:
a) full access was given the letter of 20 April 2005
b) holding message concerning letter of 30 May 2005 due to consultations among Commission services which are still on going. We apologise for this delay.
3. Reply dated 14 August 2013 concerning other correspondence (NGOs, US authorities) in which we indicated that we needed more detailed information on the documents which you seek to obtain, namely dates or periods during which the documents requested would have been produced. In your reply message of 14 August 2013, you informed us, as follows: "For the other correspondence requested (NGO's, US Authorities) I have no further details (for the moment)." From this, we concluded that you would contact us at a later date with further clarifications. If you could send us further clarifications, we would be glad to further search for the documents under question.

Yours faithfully

The ELARG-ACCDOC Team

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Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Enlargement (ELARG)'s handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence Commissioner Rehn - Romania/adoption'.

This confirmatory appeal concerns:

" b) holding message concerning letter of 30 May 2005 due to consultations among Commission services which are still on going. We apologise for this delay."

Another 15 working days passed, and I have not received any reply.

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

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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Dear Mr Dohle,

The reply was sent to you on 5 November (attached).

The ELARG-ACCDOC Team

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Dear Enlargement (ELARG),

Thank you for your reply of 5 November 2013, by which you sent me the letter of VP Jacques Barrot to Commissioner Olli REhn of 30 May 2013.

In this letter the personal data of the name and function of the person to whom the 6th paragraph refers, has been expunged.

I can inform you that the personal data was already released in the framework of another Ask the EU request, which I addressed to DG JUST.

http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/589/r...

You also expunged the first four alinea concerning general travel arrangements between the two Commissioners, which you consider outside the scope of my current request. However, I do consider it important to have access to the full letter and will, therefore, make a separate request about the travel arrangements of VP Barrot and COmmissioner Rehn.

Furthermore, you state that no replies by Commissioner Rehn to VP Barrot were found. I hereby hand in a confirmatory appeal and request you to once more check the archives. Further research from my side indicates that such a letter was sent in June 2005. I kindly request you to disclose this letter, including its annexes.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

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Dear Mr. Dohle,
 
I hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents dated 18^th November 2013, sent by mail to DG ELARG, and
registered on 25^th November 2013 (Ares(2013)3554731).
In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive an
answer to your request within 15 working days (16/12/2013).

Yours sincerely,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/5 - Transparence

BERL 05/330
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
[1][email address]
 

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Time limit: 16 December 2013

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents (gestdem 2013/4042).
Yours sincerely,
 
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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New time limit: 16 January 2014

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find the answer to your confirmatory application concerning your
request for access to documents pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents (Gestdem 2013/4042).
Yours sincerely,
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.