Correspondence CoR to Budgets Committee re Robert McCoy

En attente d'une révision interne par Parlement européen a propos de leur gestion de la demande.

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:

All correspondence to the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets from the Committee of the Regions relating to the case of Robert McCoy, a bona fide whistle-blower who was the financial controller and internal auditor of the Committee of the Regions. I am asking for correspondence specifically from November and December 2015.

Yours faithfully,

James Panichi
Politico
Rue de la Loi 62,
1040 Brussels

Registre, Parlement européen

OUR REF: A(2016)2267

 

Dear Mr Panichi,

 

Thank you for your message. Parliament will handle your request within 15
working days.

 

Your sincerely,

 

 

TRANSPARENCY – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service

Directorate for the Library  

[1][email address]

 

 

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Registre, Parlement européen

OUR REFERENCE: A(2016)2267

 

Dear Mr Panichi,

 

The European Parliament is examining the different elements relevant to
the application you submitted under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

 

Please note that, due to the complex procedure regarding the disclosure of
the requested document and the need of carrying out consultations,
Parliament is obliged to extend the time limit for processing your
application by further 15 working days, in accordance with Article 7(3) of
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

 

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Kind regards,

 

TRANSPARENCY UNIT

European Parliament

Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services

Directorate for the Library

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Dear Registre,

I have received a reply from you relating to this request for information (letter marked D 305044 11.03.2016).

I am dissatisfied with your decision to redact substantial parts of the correspondence you have provided. I disagree with your assessment that issues of privacy are involved and argue that there is an overwhelming public interest in understanding how EU institutions manage their relationship with institutional whistle-blowers.

I herewith lodge a confirmatory application with a reasoned request for Parliament's position to be reconsidered.

Yours sincerely,

James Panichi
Rue de la Loi 62
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Registre, Parlement européen

OUR REFERENCE: A(2016)2267C

Dear Mr Panichi,

We acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application under Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

You will receive a reply within 15 working days.

Yours sincerely,

TRANSPARENCY – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service
Directorate for the Library
[email address]

AccesDocs, Parlement européen

OUR REF A(2016)2267 C

Dear Mr Panichi,

On 29 March 2016 the European Parliament registered your confirmatory application for public access to documents. The different elements relevant to the request are still under consideration. Therefore the time limit for handling your application laid down in Article 8(1) of Regulation 1049/2001 has to be extended by further 15 working days, as foreseen by Article 8(2) of the same Regulation. The new deadline is thus 12 May (5, 6 May are not working days for Parliament's administration).

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

TRANSPARENCY – ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service
Directorate for the Library
[email address]