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:
I would like a full and comprehensive list of the following;
1. Total amount of expenses claims made by Commissioners and MEPs and their total value;
2. Who spent what;
3. Where they spent it;
4. What they spent it on;
5. What purpose they give for spending it;
6. What value and,
7. When they spent it
In reference to the word "it", it shall be implied to mean the individual expenses claims.
I would like this information for the fiscal year of 2016.
As I have witnessed the EU trying to avoid approving these requests by way of technicalities, I can be contacted at [email address] for any personal details needed.
My post code is WN73BU and I am in the EU Parliamentary constituency of North-West England.
In place of individual names, I would accept documents with just the individuals' official job titles and from which countries they hail from.
Dear M Edwards,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 18/08/2017/2017. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 24/08/2017 under GESTDEM 2017/4832 reference.
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
In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
Please note that the part of your request concerning the MEPs will be sent
to the European Parliament.
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
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Unit B4 - Transparency
Our ref.: A(2017)10426
Dear Mr Edwards,
This mail concerns your request for public access to a full and
comprehensive list of the total amount of expenses claims made by MEPs and
their total value (the request).
The decision regarding the request has now been adopted and is to be
notified to you. However, your postal address is required to proceed with
Article 297 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
provides that ‘[...] decisions which specify to whom they are addressed
shall be notified to those to whom they are addressed and shall take
effect upon such notification’.
In the present case, the notification of the decision will trigger the
possibility of an administrative redress under Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001. The notification will indeed mark the start of the
15-working-day time limit to apply for Parliament to reconsider its
position under Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.
The only way available to Parliament to establish with legal certainty
that the decision notification has taken place, as well as its date, is to
notify the decision to you via registered mail. Your sending us of your
postal address is therefore necessary to follow the procedure set out in
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.
Hence, with a view to permitting Parliament to duly notify this decision
to you, you are kindly invited to send us your postal address, as is also
provided for by Article 8(3) of the Bureau Decision of 28 November 2001
(OJ C 216, 22.7.2011, p. 19).
As is stated on the European Parliament’s webpage on access to documents,
the information will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No
45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of
personal data by the Community institutions and bodies.
Your postal address may be sent confidentially to the following address:
AccesDocs[at]ep.europa.eu or via Parliament’s dedicated public register
Until reception of this information, Parliament is not in a position to
further process request A(2016)10426. Such processing requires your due
collaboration. The administrative procedure is therefore suspended for the
time being. In the absence of any answer within 20 working days, your
application will be considered withdrawn and the file closed.
We look forward to reading from you.
Directorate-General for the Presidency
Public Register Webpage: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegistreWeb/
Dear Mr Edwards,
Please find attached the answer to your request for access to documents
registered under GestDem number 2017/4832 (the letter Ares(2017)4813991
and her 3 annexes).
Office for the Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements
PMO 2 – Missions, Laissez-passer & Visas