Dear European Food Safety Authority,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am hereby requesting access to the travel expenses of EFSA’s Director, for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive.

I am looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following information:
- Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or transportation;
- Exact dates and duration of the trip;
- Amount spent on accommodation;
- Amount spent on subsistence;
- Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.

If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum, names and job titles).

With respect to personal information contained in any documents that you might have, please note that the only information being sought here is the name of EFSA’s Director, something which is already in the public domain. This request does not seek access to any other personal information such as bank account details. Nor am I requesting data such as the office addresses, signatures or telephone numbers of EFSA staff members.

Please also note that Access Info made the same request in the past with regard to a different period. You can find it here https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/trav...

I remain at your disposition to answer any questions or clarifications you might have related to this request.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Darbishire
Access Info Europe
Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 4C
28005 Madrid, Spain

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Dear Ms Darbishire,

 

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request of 5 July 2019,
submitted from the website “AskTheEU.org”, by means of which you requested
access to “the travel expenses of EFSA’s Director, for the period 1
January 2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive". You specify that you are
“looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following
information:

o Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or
transportation;

o Exact dates and duration of the trip;
o Amount spent on accommodation;
o Amount spent on subsistence;
o Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.

If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please
also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum,
names and job titles)”

 

Your request has been registered as PAD 2019/61 and is being processed as
quickly as possible in accordance with [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents (hereinafter “the PAD Regulation”).
We will come back to you by 26 July 2019 at the latest.

                                                                                                                

We would like to inform you that the AsktheEU.org website you have used
for submitting your request is a third-party platform, outside the remit
of the institutions, agencies and bodies of the EU, including EFSA.
Consequently, EFSA cannot be held liable for any errors of any kind
occurring as a result of the use of this platform.

 

Additionally, please note that the third party running the AsktheEU.org
website is responsible for the processing of your personal data by means
of this platform. For further information, including on the way the third
party addresses your rights in the light of applicable data protection
legislation, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy. From our
experience with the way the platform operates, we understand that the
content of public access to documents requesters correspondence with EFSA
is usually published on the platform, including any personal data which
may be contained therein (e.g. private postal addresses).

 

Please contact us directly should you not wish your correspondence with
EFSA to be published on the AsktheEU.org platform. In the event that such
a communication is received from you, EFSA will then redirect all future
electronic correspondence to your private e-mail address only. We would
also be grateful if you could provide us with a postal address which may
be of need for the shipment documents once EFSA has taken a decision on
the accessibility of the requested documents.

 

Please also be aware that Article 16 of the PAD Regulation provides that
this legal framework is applicable without prejudice to any existing rules
on copyright which may limit a third party's right to reproduce or exploit
released documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Public Access to documents Team

Legal and Assurance Services

[2]Description: cid:image001.jpg@01CF4F1E.E87FB350

 

Via Carlo Magno 1A

I-43126 Parma
Italy

[3]www.efsa.europa.eu

[4]twitter.com/EFSA_EU [5]Twitter_logo_blue

[6]youtube.com/EFSAchannel [7]YouTube-logo-full_color

[8]linkedin.com/company/efsa [9]cid:image001.jpg@01D2CF04.BC744140

 

This e-mail, including its attachments, is intended only for the use of
the recipient(s) named above. Unless you are a named recipient (or
authorized by a recipient), access to this e-mail message or any
disclosure or copying of its content, or any action taken in reliance on
it is unauthorized and may be unlawful.  If you are not the intended
recipient, please let the sender know immediately.

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Darbishire,

 

Further to our email of 10 July 2019 by means of which we acknowledged
receipt of your request, I would like to reiterate the fact that your
request is being processed as quickly as possible in accordance with the
provisions of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to
documents (hereinafter “the PAD Regulation”).

 

However, we regret to inform you that due to the fact that EFSA is still
gathering all elements in relation to the processing your request and is
currently facing an intense workload period in the public access to
documents domain, we have to extend the deadline to reply to your request
by 15 working days in accordance with Article 7(3) of the PAD Regulation.
Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences caused by this delay.

 

You will receive a reply by 19 August 2019 at the latest.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

EFSA Public Access to Documents Team

Legal and Assurance Services

 

[2]EFSA_logo_EN_CMYK

Via Carlo Magno 1A

43126 Parma (Italy)

[3]www.efsa.europa.eu

[4]twitter.com/EFSA_EU [5]Twitter_logo_blue

[6]youtube.com/EFSAchannel [7]YouTube-logo-full_color

[8]linkedin.com/company/efsa [9][IMG]

 

This e-mail, including its attachments, is intended only for the use of
the recipient(s) named above. Unless you are a named recipient (or
authorized by a recipient), access to this e-mail message or any
disclosure or copying of its content, or any action taken in reliance on
it is unauthorized and may be unlawful.  If you are not the intended
recipient, please let the sender know immediately.

 

From: MESNAOUI Mariama <[email address]> On Behalf Of
EFSA.public.access.to.documents
Sent: 10 July 2019 16:04
To: [FOI #7082 email]
Cc: EFSA.public.access.to.documents
<[email address]>
Subject: PAD 2019/061_Acknowledgement of receipt_Your request of 5 July
2019

 

Dear Ms Darbishire,

 

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request of 5 July 2019,
submitted from the website “AskTheEU.org”, by means of which you requested
access to “the travel expenses of EFSA’s Director, for the period 1
January 2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive". You specify that you are
“looking for documents that contain, for each of the trips, the following
information:

o Place of origin and destination, and the amount spent on travel or
transportation;

o Exact dates and duration of the trip;
o Amount spent on accommodation;
o Amount spent on subsistence;
o Other information, such as possible miscellaneous costs.

If the travel was by air taxi and a team of people were travelling, please
also provide documents with details on the other travellers (at a minimum,
names and job titles)”

 

Your request has been registered as PAD 2019/61 and is being processed as
quickly as possible in accordance with [10]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
regarding public access to documents (hereinafter “the PAD Regulation”).
We will come back to you by 26 July 2019 at the latest.

                                                                                                                

We would like to inform you that the AsktheEU.org website you have used
for submitting your request is a third-party platform, outside the remit
of the institutions, agencies and bodies of the EU, including EFSA.
Consequently, EFSA cannot be held liable for any errors of any kind
occurring as a result of the use of this platform.

 

Additionally, please note that the third party running the AsktheEU.org
website is responsible for the processing of your personal data by means
of this platform. For further information, including on the way the third
party addresses your rights in the light of applicable data protection
legislation, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy. From our
experience with the way the platform operates, we understand that the
content of public access to documents requesters correspondence with EFSA
is usually published on the platform, including any personal data which
may be contained therein (e.g. private postal addresses).

 

Please contact us directly should you not wish your correspondence with
EFSA to be published on the AsktheEU.org platform. In the event that such
a communication is received from you, EFSA will then redirect all future
electronic correspondence to your private e-mail address only. We would
also be grateful if you could provide us with a postal address which may
be of need for the shipment documents once EFSA has taken a decision on
the accessibility of the requested documents.

 

Please also be aware that Article 16 of the PAD Regulation provides that
this legal framework is applicable without prejudice to any existing rules
on copyright which may limit a third party's right to reproduce or exploit
released documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Public Access to documents Team

Legal and Assurance Services

 

Via Carlo Magno 1A

I-43126 Parma
Italy

[11]www.efsa.europa.eu

[12]twitter.com/EFSA_EU [13]Twitter_logo_blue

[14]youtube.com/EFSAchannel [15]YouTube-logo-full_color

[16]linkedin.com/company/efsa [17][IMG]

 

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the recipient(s) named above. Unless you are a named recipient (or
authorized by a recipient), access to this e-mail message or any
disclosure or copying of its content, or any action taken in reliance on
it is unauthorized and may be unlawful.  If you are not the intended
recipient, please let the sender know immediately.

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Darbishire,

 

Please find attached the letter of disclosure referenced 21762782 on
behalf of Mr Dirk Detken, the Head of the Legal and Assurance Services in
EFSA.
The original signed letter and the enclosures will follow by courier.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Public Access to documents Team

Legal and Assurance Services

 

Via Carlo Magno 1A

I-43126 Parma
Italy

[1]www.efsa.europa.eu

[2]twitter.com/EFSA_EU [3]Twitter_logo_blue

[4]youtube.com/EFSAchannel [5]YouTube-logo-full_color

[6]linkedin.com/company/efsa [7][IMG]

 

This e-mail, including its attachments, is intended only for the use of
the recipient(s) named above. Unless you are a named recipient (or
authorized by a recipient), access to this e-mail message or any
disclosure or copying of its content, or any action taken in reliance on
it is unauthorized and may be unlawful.  If you are not the intended
recipient, please let the sender know immediately.

 

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Helen Darbishire

Dear EFSA,

Thank you very much for your response and for providing me with the information requested, I found the explanations in your letter very useful.

Please note this is not a confirmatory application as I only intend to make a clarification concerning the mailing of the enclosures. As it is stated in your last email, they will be send by courier along with the original signed letter. I would appreciate it if you could as well send me a copy of these documents by email.

I kindly remind you that according to article 10 (1) of Regulation 1049/2001 “The applicant shall have access to documents either by consulting them on the spot or by receiving a copy, including, where available, an electronic copy, according to the applicant's preference.”

Yours sincerely,

Helen Darbishire
Access Info Europe

Helen Darbishire

Dear EFSA Public Access to Documents Team

Thank you very much for you mail received to my work email address with the documents, although with the documents and explanations.

I would be grateful if you could kindly send them to the AsktheEU.org email address so that they are available on this website. The request-specific address is: [email address]

Yours,

Helen Darbishire
Access Info Europe

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Dear Ms Darbishire,

Having assessed your request for receiving the enclosures to the specific address of [FOI #7082 email], please find attached the disclosure letter and the enclosures referenced 21762782 on behalf of Mr Dirk Detken , the Head of the Legal and Assurance Services in EFSA. Please note that any future requests will be assessed on a case by case basis and the present disclosure doesn’t constitute a general practice nor create a precedent.

Yours sincerely,

Public Access to documents Team
Legal and Assurance Services
Via Carlo Magno 1A
I-43126 Parma
Italy
www.efsa.europa.eu
twitter.com/EFSA_EU
youtube.com/EFSAchannel
linkedin.com/company/efsa

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