Dear Madam, Sir,

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 discussing the possible participation of the European Ombudsman in an independent EU ethics body, including but not limited to all letters to the European Commission on this issue

Sincerely,
Peter Teffer
Follow the Money
Overtoom 197
1054 HT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

EO NOREPLY,

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Link: [1]File-List
Link: [2]Edit-Time-Data
Link: [3]themeData
Link: [4]colorSchemeMapping

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Dear Mr. Teffer,

 

Thank you for your request for public access to documents that you
submitted to the European Ombudsman’s Office on 22.06.2022.

Your request has been registered today under reference Ares(2022)4608756.

It will be dealt with in accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents and
the Decision of the European Ombudsman on internal procedures for dealing
with applications for public access to documents and requests for
information.

We will deal with your request as soon as possible and reply to you no
later than 15.07.2022 (15 working days from the date of registration of
your request).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Office by
telephone: + 33 (0)3 88 17 23 13 or e-mail: [5][European Ombudsman request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

European Ombudsman
 
FOI Team
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
F - 67001 Strasbourg Cedex
[6]www.ombudsman.europa.eu

 

 

 

 

 

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D886FE.A1067600
2. file:///tmp/cid:editdata.mso
3. file:///tmp/~~themedata~~
4. file:///tmp/~~colorschememapping~~
5. mailto:[European Ombudsman request email]
6. European Ombudsman Home Page
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/

Euro-Ombudsman, Médiateur européen

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

On 22 June 2022, via the platform [1]asktheeu you asked the European
Ombudsman’s Office to grant you public access to “all documents discussing
the possible participation of the European Ombudsman in an independent EU
ethics body (‘IEB)’, including but not limited to all letters to the
European Commission on this issue.”

 

Your request was registered under the reference number Ares(2022)65337. We
have  dealt with your request in accordance with Regulation
1049/2001[2]^^[1] on public access to documents and the Ombudsman’s
Decision on the handling of requests for public access to
documents[3]^^[2].

 

We have carried out an extensive search in our records. We have neither
received nor sent a letter to the Commission concerning the IEB.

 

We have identified three documents as falling within the scope of the
request:

- a briefing on IEB;

- informal note on EIB;

- an email exchange of 8 October 2020.

 

Please note that the emails represent the personal opinion of individual
staff members and not the official position of the Ombudsman. 

 

We have decided to grant you full access to the first two documents and
partial access to the third document. They are attached to this email. The
minor redactions (name and direct contact details of staff members) in the
third document relate to the need to protect personal data in accordance
with Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation 1049/2001 and Regulation
2018/1725[4]^^[3].

 

Should you wish to challenge this decision, you may request a review under
Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001 (‘confirmatory application’
procedure). You may do so by sending an e-mail to
[5][European Ombudsman request email] within 15 working days of having received this
decision. Our Secretary-General would then handle the review request.

Should you have any questions or requests for clarifications, you are
welcome to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

Tereza Mandjukova

 

 

Tereza Mandjukova
 
 
European Ombudsman
Transparency Officer
 
[6]T. +33 3 88 17 20 92
HAVEL V04007
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
F - 67001 Strasbourg Cedex
[7]www.ombudsman.europa.eu

 

 

 

 

[1] Regulation 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents is available at:
[8]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

2 The Decision is available at:
[9]https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...

3 Regulation 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23
October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and
agencies and on the free movement of such data is available at:
[10]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

 

────────────────────────

[11][1] Regulation 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents is available at:
[12]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

[13][2] The Decision is available at:
[14]https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...

[15][3] Regulation 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and
agencies and on the free movement of such data is available at:
[16]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

References

Visible links
1. https://www.asktheeu.org/
2. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftn1
3. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftn2
4. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftn3
5. mailto:[European Ombudsman request email]
6. Click to call
file:///tmp/tel:+33388172092
7. European Ombudsman Home Page
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/
8. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
9. https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...
10. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
11. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftnref1
12. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
13. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftnref2
14. https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...
15. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-1hqix0b#_ftnref3
16. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

Euro-Ombudsman, Médiateur européen

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Dear Mr Teffer,

 

On 22 June 2022, via the platform [1]asktheeu you asked the European
Ombudsman’s Office to grant you public access to “all documents discussing
the possible participation of the European Ombudsman in an independent EU
ethics body (‘IEB)’, including but not limited to all letters to the
European Commission on this issue.”

 

Your request was registered under the reference number Ares(2022)65337. We
have  dealt with your request in accordance with Regulation
1049/2001[2]^^[1] on public access to documents and the Ombudsman’s
Decision on the handling of requests for public access to
documents[3]^^[2].

 

We have carried out an extensive search in our records. We have neither
received nor sent a letter to the Commission concerning the IEB. We have
identified three documents as falling within the scope of the request:

 

- a briefing on IEB;

- informal note on EIB;

- an email exchange of 8 October 2020.

 

Please note that the emails represent the personal opinion of individual
staff members and not the official position of the Ombudsman. 

 

We have decided to grant you full access to the first two documents and
partial access to the third document. They are attached to this email. The
minor redactions (name and direct contact details of staff members) in the
third document relate to the need to protect personal data in accordance
with Article 4(1)(b) of Regulation 1049/2001 and Regulation
2018/1725[4]^^[3].

 

Should you wish to challenge this decision, you may request a review under
Article 7(2) of Regulation 1049/2001 (‘confirmatory application’
procedure). You may do so by sending an e-mail to
[5][European Ombudsman request email] within 15 working days of having received this
decision. Our Secretary-General would then handle the review request.

 

Should you have any questions or requests for clarifications, you are
welcome to contact us.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tereza Mandjukova
 
 
European Ombudsman
Transparency Officer
 
[6]T. +33 3 88 17 20 92
HAVEL V04007
1 avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 30403
F - 67001 Strasbourg Cedex
[7]www.ombudsman.europa.eu

 

 

[1] Regulation 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of
30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents is available at:
[8]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

2 The Decision is available at:
[9]https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...

3 Regulation 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23
October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and
agencies and on the free movement of such data is available at:
[10]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

 

────────────────────────

[11][1] Regulation 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents is available at:
[12]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

[13][2] The Decision is available at:
[14]https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...

[15][3] Regulation 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and
agencies and on the free movement of such data is available at:
[16]https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...

References

Visible links
1. https://www.asktheeu.org/
2. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftn1
3. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftn2
4. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftn3
5. mailto:[European Ombudsman request email]
6. Click to call
file:///tmp/tel:+33388172092
7. European Ombudsman Home Page
http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/
8. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
9. https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...
10. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
11. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftnref1
12. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...
13. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftnref2
14. https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/docum...
15. file:///tmp/foiextract20220715-1032904-xjt2y4#_ftnref3
16. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/...