Inquiry regarding cooling off period - Dan Sobovitz

Adrien Le Louarn a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Ressources humaines et sécurité

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Dear Human Resources and Security,

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:

The following report was published in the press: "EU Former advisor to Maroš Šefčovič joins BCW - Dan Sobovitz, former digital communications advisor to the Slovak commissioner from 2015 to 2020 is now senior digital communications advisor in the Brussels office of Burson Cohn & Wolfe. Since leaving the Commission, he was responsible for the communication of the European start-up mobility award and had founded his own communication agency."

Consequently, I would like to request all documents which contain the following information:

- Wether Dan Sobovitz, former Speechwriter & Digital Communication Strategist of Vice President Maroš Šefčovič (until Feb. 2020), has requested an authorisation to take up a new job as Senior Adviser, Digital Communications at BCW Brussels (Sept. 2021)
- All documents related to the authorisation process, including the final decision taken regarding Dan Sobovitz's new occupation and whether it complies with the applicable rules against revolving doors

Yours faithfully,

Adrien Le Louarn

HR-ACCESS-TO-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Ressources humaines et sécurité

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HR Access to Documents Team

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Dear [email address],

Here is my postal address:

Bruxelles
Parlement européen
Bât. ALTIERO SPINELLI
07H357
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Yours sincerely,

Adrien Le Louarn

Dear [email address],

Here is the postal address :

Parlement européen
Bât. ALTIERO SPINELLI
07H357
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Yours sincerely,

Adrien Le Louarn

HR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS, Ressources humaines et sécurité

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your e-mail of 27 September 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 27 September 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/5748.
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 timelimit will expire on 18
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Yours faithfully,
Riccardo Grisanti
HR ATD Team

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SOLÍS SANTOS Teresa (HR), Ressources humaines et sécurité

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Dear Mr Le Louarn,

Please find attached document Ares(2021)6309599 from MAKOWSKA Katarzyna (HR.E.3) dated on 15 October 2021.

Sincerely yours,

Teresa Solis Santos
HR ETHICS team
HRE3

SOLÍS SANTOS Teresa (HR), Ressources humaines et sécurité

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Dear Mr Le Louarn,

Please find attached document Ares(2021)6901524 from INGESTAD Gertrud (DG HR) dated on 10 November 2021.

Sincerely yours,

Teresa Solis Santos
HR ETHICS team
HRE3

Dear Human Resources and Security,

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 'Inquiry regarding cooling off period - Dan Sobovitz'.

The following report was published in the press: "EU Former advisor to Maroš Šefčovič joins BCW - Dan Sobovitz, former digital communications advisor to the Slovak commissioner from 2015 to 2020 is now senior digital communications advisor in the Brussels office of Burson Cohn & Wolfe. Since leaving the Commission, he was responsible for the communication of the European start-up mobility award and had founded his own communication agency."

Consequently, I requested the documents which contain the following information:

- Wether Dan Sobovitz, former Speechwriter & Digital Communication Strategist of Vice President Maroš Šefčovič (until Feb. 2020), has requested an authorisation to take up a new job as Senior Adviser, Digital Communications at BCW Brussels (Sept. 2021)
- All documents related to the authorisation process, including the final decision taken regarding Dan Sobovitz's new occupation and whether it complies with the applicable rules against revolving doors

Access to those documents was refused because of "personal data" issues. However, this is an important issue that concerns the general interest and good administration of the European Union. A redacted version of some documents, indicating at the very least if Mr Sobovitz has lodged a request for authorization should be available.

I hope you will reconsider your first decision and I will examine whether to lodge a complaint to the Ombudsman if no further information is made available.

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

Yours faithfully,

Adrien Le Louarn