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:

All documents, correspondence, internal and external, about "factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children", which was sent out on 25 May 2018 to the EU Delegations in the NEAR area.
Including, but not limited to, the drafting process, as well as internal and external consultations.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr. Dohle,

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/...

Thank you in advance.

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,

As requested:
Against Child Trafficking
Arun Dohle
c/o Crown Business Center Schiphol-Hoofddorp
Planetenweg 5
NL 2132 HN Hoofddorp

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Dear Mr. Dohle,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 03/08/2018 under the reference number GestDem 2018/4222.

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 27/08/2018. 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.

Please note also that the European Commission is not responsible for any possible processing of personal data by the private organisation running the AsktheEU.org website, through which you have channelled your request. Please refer to their privacy policy.

Yours faithfully,

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

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Time limit 27 August 2018

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Dear Mr. Dohle,

We refer to your request for access to documents dated 02/08/2018,
registered on 03/08/2018 under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being handled. However, 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 27/08/2018. An extended time
limit is needed as the process of internal consultations is still ongoing.

Therefore, 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 17/09/2018.

We assure you that we are working on finalising the handling of your
application as soon as possible. We apologise for this delay and for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

 

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European Commission
DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
NEAR Access to Documents

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Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children'.

Hereby I oppose your decision to extend the deadline with 15 days. This request does not qualify as exceptional case under Regulation 1049/2001.

This request is part of a larger issue, as you are certainly aware. Since 2007 the European Commission has step by step joined the adoption lobby and has promoted and applied a pro adoption biased version of international children's rights.

As you are also aware, this was the result of the European Commission's position taken during Romania's accession. This position was confirmed by an Independent Panel of EU Experts on Family Law. In short it entailed that (intercountry) adoption is not a measure of child protection, and EU Member States do not export their children. This position has been binned and reversed. A full u-turn. Basically mimicking some NGO campaigners.

For this to be able to happen, the former Task Manager of the Romanian Children File, Roelie Post, was removed from her job, already in 2005.

Catherine Day and Simon Mordue orchestrated, with the then Director General of DG ADMIN, a secondment to a newly set up NGO: Against Child Trafficking (ACT) in 2008. After letting her sit at home for years, being fully paid, but not given any job!

The idea behind the secondment was that ACT would work against the so-called adoption lobby. We did. Quite successfully we exposed the traffickers. We reported to the European Commission, who did not act and failed to report irregularities (fraud) to the European Anti Fraud Office OLAF.

The idea behind the secondment was also that Roelie would reintegrate the Commission once the adoption lobby had been neutralised.

Instead, after being told to come back in 2014, Mrs. Post was over a four year long period bullied out of your DG NEAR (previous DG ELARG), and on the 1st of August 2018 removed from office. Fired, with a request for back payment of two years salary. Financially killed. Something which was told to her already in 2011, by the then Head of Unit of Human Resources of DG Enlargement: 'When you come back, the top level will financially kill you.'
We just could not believe it then.

Under these circumstances, your decision to add 15 working days is not acceptable.

This request goes to the heart of the issue, which I started discussion with Catherine Day end 2012: Why did Roelie have to go, and why did the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child need to be replaced with the Hague Convention.

We insist on a reply this week.

A reply that holds an acknowledgement of what happened, an apology to ACT. And, most importantly, to Roelie. And compensation for all involved: ACT and Roelie. To undo part of the enormous damage done.

For further information
Argos, Roelie Post, The Life of a Whistle-blower
http://www.againstchildtrafficking.org/2...

GSTV Roelie Post, In hiding and bullied out, EU whistle-blower speaks (English and Spanish sub-titles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUa5q658...

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

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Regulation 1049/2001

2. In exceptional cases, for example in the event of an application relating to a very long document or to a very large number of documents, the time limit provided for in paragraph 1 may be extended by 15 working days, provided that the applicant is notified in advance and that detailed reasons are given. 3. Failure by the institution to reply within the prescribed time limit shall be considered as a negative reply and entitle the applicant to institute court proceedings against the institution and/or make a complaint to the Ombudsman, under the relevant provisions of the EC Treaty

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Dear Mr. Dohle,

Please find attached the document requested.

Yours faithfully,

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

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Dear Mr. Dohle,

With regard to your application for access to documents - GestDem 2018/4222: please note that the only document concerning factsheet 22 which we have identified is the factsheet itself - "Factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children". This was sent out to the EU Delegations in DG NEAR countries on 25 May 2018.

Please find the document attached.

Yours faithfully,

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

Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children'.

Firstly, I find the way this request is being handled unacceptable. After a fifteen days wait, I am told that another 15 days are needed.
Then, after handing in a confirmatory appeal, I receive the document the next day.

But, only Factsheet 22 on de-institutionalisation. Nothing else.

I cannot believe that there are no other documents, correspondence. A Factsheet does not fall out of the air. There must be a decision/request to prepare such a Factsheet, there must have been internal consultations, agreement by the hierarchy. Circulation sheets, in Ares?

Therefore I request a review, so that in the public interest there is transparency and accountability on how these policy processes take place.
Especially considering the fact that DG NEAR from 2014 - until 2017 had no expertise on child rights and told Mrs. Roelie Post - who was supposed to be re-integrated in accordance with the Guidelines on External Mobility into a job related to the subject of her secondment (to ACT). Her secondment was as policy expert on the Rights of the Child.

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

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

EC ARES NOREPLY,

[1]Ares(2018)4448202 - RE: Internal review of access to documents request
- Factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All
responses have to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes
les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 29/08/2018 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by DG
NEAR in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2018/4222.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 29/08/2018 (Ares(2018)4448157).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (19/09/2018).  In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for having provided your contact phone number, so that
the external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Time Limit: 19 September 2018

Dear Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations,
Please forward to Mr. Carlos Remis, General Secretariat

There was no reply to the confirmatory appeal related to the request about Factsheet 22 - Focus on deinstitutionalisation of children (GESTDEM 2018/4222).

The time limit was 19 September 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

EC ARES NOREPLY,

[1]Ares(2018)4938411 - access to documents request - Factsheet 22 - Focus
on deinstitutionalisation of children

Sent by ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. All responses have
to be sent to this email address.
Envoyé par ve_sg.accessdoc (SG) <[email address]>. Toutes les
réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Mr Dohle,

Thank you very much for your e-mail.

Your confirmatory application registered under registration number GESTDEM
2018/4222 is currently being handled. Unfortunately, we have not yet been
able to gather all the elements we need to carry out a full analysis of
your request, in order to take a final decision and, therefore, we are not
in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the prescribed
time limit expiring on 19 September 2018.

Consequently, we have to extend this period by another 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation 1049/2001. The new deadline
expires on 10 October 2018.

We apologise for this inconvenience and the delay caused.

Best regards

Carlos Remis
SG.B.4
Transparence
Berl. 05/315

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Dear Arun Dohle,
Please find attached a copy of the confirmatory decision taken on your
request for access to documents registered under Gestdem number 2018/4222
adopted on 04/10/2018 in the above-mentioned case.
Please note that the Secretariat-General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days.
This copy is solely sent for your information and is not the formal
notification of the confirmatory decision.
 
Best regards,
 
Gitte Louise Olsen
Access to documents team
 
European Commission
Secretariat-General
Unit B4 - Transparency
Office address BERL 05/315
+32 2 995 63 26
[1][email address]
 
 
 

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