Monitoring of the case of Robert McCoy, CoR whistleblower

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Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

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:

In earlier correspondence to me, you mentioned OLAF had undertaking monitoring of the case of Robert McCoy, a bona fide whistleblower who was the financial controller and internal auditor of the Committee of the Regions:

http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/2479/...

I kindly request all documentation (both reports and correspondence) relating to the monitoring of McCoy's case, from the presentation of OLAF's report on October 8, 2003, up until the present day.

Yours faithfully,

James Panichi
Politico
Rue de la Loi 62
1040 Brussels

Office européen de lutte antifraude

 
Dear Mr Panichi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 18 February 2016. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 23 February 2016 under reference number THOR (2016)6538.
 
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 from registration. The time limit
will expire on 15 March 2016. 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 OLAF cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.
 
Best regards,
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Dorothe DALHEIMER
Head of Unit C.4
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate C – Investigation Support
Unit C.4 – Legal Advice

Office : J30  06/062
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Phone: (32) 2 295 0049
Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
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Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

I am keenly awaiting your response with the material I have requested.

Yours faithfully,

James Panichi

Office européen de lutte antifraude

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Dear sir,
 
Please find herewith the reply to the above subject.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Dorothe DALHEIMER
Head of Unit C.4
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate C – Investigation Support
Unit C.4 – Legal Advice

Office : J30  06/062
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Phone: (32) 2 295 0049
Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of European Anti-Fraud Office's handling of my FOI request 'Monitoring of the case of Robert McCoy, CoR whistleblower'.

I am struggling to understand the reasoning behind your decision to deny me access to the documents pertaining to the monitoring of the case of this whistle-blower. I am not asking you to reveal personal information. I am simply asking that you provide documents which can explain to me how his case was monitored and the reason behind such monitoring, some 15 years after he first reported his concerns. This goes to the heart of the EU's response to whistle-blowers and my obtaining this document is critical to gaining an understanding of OLAF's approach to the matter.

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

Yours faithfully,

James Panichi

Office européen de lutte antifraude

 
Dear Mr Panichi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 17/03/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your confirmatory application for access to documents, which was
registered on 18/03/2016 under reference number THOR (2016)9777.
 
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 from registration. The time limit
will expire on 8/04/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended,
you will be informed in due course.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office européen de lutte antifraude

 
Dear Mr Panichi,
 
Please note that the time limit will expire on 13/04/2016.
I apologise for the error in my previous message.
 
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From: OLAF-FMB C4
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 11:19 AM
To: '[FOI #2607 email]'
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Monitoring of
the case of Robert McCoy, CoR whistleblower
 
 
 
Dear Mr Panichi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 17/03/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your confirmatory application for access to documents, which was
registered on 18/03/2016 under reference number THOR (2016)9777.
 
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 from registration. The time limit
will expire on 8/04/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended,
you will be informed in due course.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Monitoring of the case of Robert McCoy, CoR whistleblower

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Dear Mr.Panichi,

 

We refer to your mail dated 17/03/2016, ref. THOR (2016)9777, in which
you request a review of the decision to reject access the document.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, in view of the
complexity of the case, we will not be in a position to complete the
handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days. 

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 04/05/2016.

 

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

  

European Commission

DG OLAF

Unit C.4- Legal advice

 

 

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Dear Mr Panichi,

Please find attached the reply to your request of 17/03/2016.

Yours faithfully,

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate C: Investigation Support
Unit C.4 – Legal Advice

Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud
Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

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