Presentation on 21 January 2011 by former DG INFSO

La demande est réussie.

Dear European Court of Auditors,

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:

Page 18 of the Court's Journal, issue March 2011 reads:

The central theme of this year’s seminar was “procurement”, and Chamber IV was pleased to welcome two colleagues from Directorate-General Information Society and Media Directorate-General (DG INFSO) in Brussels,........ who gave a presentation entitled “Techniques for investigation”.

Copies of the following documents are kindly requested:

1. The slides of the presentation “Techniques for investigation”

2. The speaker notes, if any

3. Any other document(s) handed over to the Court on the occasion of the visit to the Court by those two officials

Yours faithfully,

Zois Zervos

Cour des comptes européenne

Dear Zois Zervos
Thank you for your email of 20 June 2013 in which you request documents
which contain information that may have been presented by two European
Commission officials during a presentation called "Techniques for
investigation" in 2011.  Under the terms of Decision No 12-2005 of the
Court of Auditors regarding public access to Court documents you will
receive a reply within 15 working days, that is by 11 July 2013.
Kindest regards,

Aidas Palubinskas

From:        Zois Zervos <[FOI #584 email]>
To:        information requests at European Court of Auditors
<[European Court of Auditors request email]>
Date:        21/06/2013 05:37
Subject:        access to information request - Presentation on 21 January
2011 by former DG INFSO

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     Dear European Court of Auditors,
   
    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:
   
    Page 18 of the Court's Journal, issue March 2011 reads:
   
    The central theme of this year’s seminar was “procurement”, and
    Chamber IV was pleased to welcome two colleagues from
    Directorate-General Information Society and Media
    Directorate-General (DG INFSO) in Brussels,........ who gave a
    presentation entitled “Techniques for investigation”.
   
    Copies of the following documents are kindly requested:
   
    1. The slides of the presentation “Techniques for investigation”
   
    2. The speaker notes, if any
   
    3. Any other document(s) handed over to the Court on the occasion
    of the visit to the Court by those two officials
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Zois Zervos
   
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    This is a request for access to information under Article 15 of the
    TFEU and, where applicable, Regulation 1049/2001 which has been
    sent via the AsktheEU.org website.
   
    Please kindly use this email address for all replies to this
    request: [FOI #584 email]
   
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Dear Zois Zervos,

Once again, thank you for your email of 20 June 2013 in which you request
documents which contain information that may have been presented by two
European Commission officials during a presentation called "Techniques for
investigation" in 2011.

Please find attached to this email the powerpoint presentation used by the
speakers from DG INFSO for the 2011 Chamber IV seminar.  They did not
present the ECA with any speaking notes, and we received no other
documents on the occasion of their visit.

Kindest regards,

Aidas Palubinskas

     Dear European Court of Auditors,
   
    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:
   
    Page 18 of the Court's Journal, issue March 2011 reads:
   
    The central theme of this year’s seminar was “procurement”, and
    Chamber IV was pleased to welcome two colleagues from
    Directorate-General Information Society and Media
    Directorate-General (DG INFSO) in Brussels,........ who gave a
    presentation entitled “Techniques for investigation”.
   
    Copies of the following documents are kindly requested:
   
    1. The slides of the presentation “Techniques for investigation”
   
    2. The speaker notes, if any
   
    3. Any other document(s) handed over to the Court on the occasion
    of the visit to the Court by those two officials
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Zois Zervos
   
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
   
    This is a request for access to information under Article 15 of the
    TFEU and, where applicable, Regulation 1049/2001 which has been
    sent via the AsktheEU.org website.
   
    Please kindly use this email address for all replies to this
    request: [FOI #584 email]
   
    If [European Court of Auditors request email] is the wrong address for information
    requests to European Court of Auditors, please tell the
    AsktheEU.org team on email [email address]
   
    This message and all replies from European Court of Auditors will
    be published on the AsktheEU.org website. For more information see
    our dedicated page for EU public officials at
    [1]http://www.asktheeu.org/en/help/officers
   
   
   
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Dear European Court of Auditors,

Thank you for dispatching the presentation, whose first page reads:

Techniques for risk-based auditing
DG INFSO-02 Freddy Dezeure - Charles Macmillan
21/1/2011 European Court of Auditors Chamber IV

I respectfully put to the Court of Auditors the following:

A. The Powerpoint document properties read as follows:
Author: SANTIAGO FUENTES
Title: CETFI Course
Created: 20 January 2011 10:58:26
Last saved: SANTIAGO FUENTES
Total edited time: 3234 Minutes

B. As of late June 2013, it appears that a certain 'Mr. Santiago FUENTES' is a person with a direct line in Court's telephone system.

C. The two DG INFSO officials were former members of the S.5 DG INFSO Unit. Hundreds of letters dispatched by the first official to auditees identify him as the S.5 Head of Unit. It appears impossible that those two DG INFSO officials were attached to a "02" Directory, Unit, or Sector of the former DG INFSO in January 2011.

D. In view of the above, the following points are raised:

- The titles of the presentation applied for is very different from that of the released one.
- The document author is very probably an individual working at the Court, both at the time the Powerpoint time was last saved and in late June 2013
- Since the file was edited for 3,234 minutes, it follows it was saved about 17:00 pm on 22/1/2011 at the earliest.
- Typically, when a presenter hands over a Powerpoint presentation to a workshop organiser, staff of the latter do not edit the presentation until the end of the next business day.

The above considerations strongly suggest that the presentation applied for is a different document from the released one. Even if the content between the two presentations is nearly identical, they are nonetheless different documents.

There might be a perfectly logical explanation for the above 'discrepancy', perhaps the Court inadvertently released a different document.

I would therefore be obliged if the Court would confirm that the released document is indeed the document applied for. In case the requested clarification is dispatched after Monday 12 July 2013, I may lodge a confirmatory application anyway.

Yours faithfully,

Zois Zervos

Cour des comptes européenne

Dear Zois Zervos,

To the best of our knowledge, the document that we provided you is indeed
the document that you requested.

Kindest regards,

Aidas Palubinskas

From:        Zois Zervos <[FOI #584 email]>
To:        [Der Europäische Rechnungshof request email]
Date:        03/07/2013 11:32
Subject:        Re: access to information request - Presentation on 21
January 2011 by former DG INFSO

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     Dear European Court of Auditors,
   
    Thank you for dispatching the presentation, whose first page reads:
   
    Techniques for risk-based auditing
    DG INFSO-02 Freddy Dezeure - Charles Macmillan
    21/1/2011 European Court of Auditors Chamber IV
   
    I respectfully put to the Court of Auditors the following:
   
    A. The Powerpoint document properties read as follows:
    Author: SANTIAGO FUENTES
    Title: CETFI Course
    Created: 20 January 2011 10:58:26
    Last saved: SANTIAGO FUENTES
    Total edited time: 3234 Minutes
   
    B. As of late June 2013, it appears that a certain 'Mr. Santiago
    FUENTES' is a person with a direct line in Court's telephone
    system.
   
    C. The two DG INFSO officials were former members of the S.5 DG
    INFSO Unit. Hundreds of letters dispatched by the first official to
    auditees identify him as the S.5 Head of Unit. It appears
    impossible that those two DG INFSO officials were attached to a
    "02" Directory, Unit, or Sector of the former DG INFSO in January
    2011.
   
    D. In view of the above, the following points are raised:
   
    - The titles of the presentation applied for is very different from
    that of the released one.
    - The document author is very probably an individual working at the
    Court, both at the time the Powerpoint time was last saved and in
    late June 2013
    - Since the file was edited for 3,234 minutes, it follows it was
    saved about 17:00 pm on 22/1/2011 at the earliest.
    - Typically, when a presenter hands over a Powerpoint presentation
    to a workshop organiser, staff of the latter do not edit the
    presentation until the end of the next business day.
   
    The above considerations strongly suggest that the presentation
    applied for is a different document from the released one. Even if
    the content between the two presentations is nearly identical, they
    are nonetheless different documents.
   
    There might be a perfectly logical explanation for the above
    'discrepancy', perhaps the Court inadvertently released a different
    document.
   
    I would therefore be obliged if the Court would confirm that the
    released document is indeed the document applied for. In case the
    requested clarification is dispatched after Monday 12 July 2013, I
    may lodge a confirmatory application anyway.
   
    Yours faithfully,
   
    Zois Zervos
   
   

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Dear European Court of Auditors,

Thank you for the prompt clarification, in the light of which it must be concluded that the Court has fully released the requested document.

I would like to sincerely thank the Court for the promptness of handling my application.

Yours faithfully,

Zois Zervos