Documents regarding the financial contribution of the European Commission to the European Consumers' Organisation

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Dear Health and Consumers (SANCO),

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:

Objectives, work plans, budgets, guidelines and evaluations of the financial support from the European Commission to the European Consumer Organisations (BEUC). In particular:

European Consumer Organisations Operating Grant Agreement and amendments
(inc. work programme, operating budget and activity reports) from 2007 to 2011;
The Consumer Policy Strategy (2007-2013);
Final reports of the European Consumer Organisations (BEUC) 2007 - 2011;
The relevant programme guides under which the financial contributions where granted 2007-2011;
Evaluation of the European Commission financial contributions to the European Consumer Organisations (BEUC) 2007-2011 Final report and Annexes to the final report.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Fabio Bauer

EC ARES NOREPLY, Santé et sécurité alimentaire

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2014)388331 concernant "HOLDING REPLY - GESTDEM 2014/453 - initial request - Documents regarding the financial contribution of the European Commission to the European Consumers' Organisation" envoyé par M/Mme TORNBLOM Carina le 17/02/2014.

Please find attached document Ares(2014)388331 regarding "HOLDING REPLY - GESTDEM 2014/453 - initial request - Documents regarding the financial contribution of the European Commission to the European Consumers' Organisation" sent by Mr/Ms TORNBLOM Carina on 17/02/2014.

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Santé et sécurité alimentaire

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Dear Mr Bauer,

Please find attached holding reply regarding your request for access to documents ref GESTDEM 2014/453.

Best regards,
Lukasz Nadolny
European Commission
DG Health and Consumers
Unit B.6 - Consumer Strategy, Representation and International Relations

Dear Health and Consumers (SANCO),

Thank you for your kind reply.

I look forward to the new deadline, which expires on 12/03/2014, in order to access the requested documents.

Yours faithfully,

Fabio Bauer

Santé et sécurité alimentaire

Dear Mr Bauer,
 
Subject:        Your application for access to documents – Ref Gest Dem No
2014/453
 
We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 29/01/2014
under the above mentioned reference number.
We also refer to our mail of 17/02/2014 in which the deadline for replying
to your application was extended to 12/03/2014.
 
Your application is currently being handled, but unfortunately we will not
be able to meet the deadline of 12/03/2014. Some legal issues still have
to be resolved and this will cause a delay of 5 working days.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Carina Törnblom
Head of Unit
European Commission
DG Health and Consumers
Unit B.6 - Consumer Strategy, Representation and International Relations
 
 
 
 

Dear Ms Törnblom,

Thank you for our telephone discussion earlier today concerning my information request. I appreciate all the time and effort you have invested in it.

As I mentioned to you, my request is motivated by an academic research within the context of my thesis in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The research focuses on civil society organisations funded by the European Commission.

In this context, I would like to narrow down my request in the following way:

(a) Regarding the European Consumer Organisations Operating Grant Agreement from 2007 to 2011, I request only the annexes related to the work programme and operating budget. Other annexes are not needed.

(b) Regarding the Final Reports of the European Consumer Organisations from 2007 to 2011, I request the narrative report and only annexes related to the final budget execution and funding of their budget. Other annexes are not needed.

In addition, I would like to share with you that I'm mainly interested in the following documents:

1) Relevant programme guides under which the financial contributions where granted during the years 2007-2011;

2) Grants agreements;

3) Final reports;

4) Evaluation.

Finally, I would like to express to you that my desire to access these documents goes beyond the compliance of any legal deadline.

I wish this clarification will contribute to the completion of my request within the shortest delay.

Yours faithfully,

Fabio Bauer

Santé et sécurité alimentaire

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Dear Mr Bauer,
 
Please find enclosed documents regarding your request for access to
documents:  GESTDEM 2014/453 - initial request - Documents regarding the
financial contribution of the European Commission to the European
Consumers' Organisation
 
 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Lukasz Nadolny
On behalf of Carina Törnblom
 
Head of Unit
European Commission
DG Health and Consumers
Unit B.6 - Consumer Strategy, Representation and International Relations
 
 

Dear Ms Törnblom,

Thank you very much for the documents.

I consider this package sufficient and withdraw any further requirement.

Yours faithfully,

Fabio Bauer