Dear European Maritime Safety Agency,
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 EMSA’s Executive 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 EMSA’s Executive 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 EMSA 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.
Access Info Europe
Calle Cava de San Miguel 8, 4C
28005 Madrid, Spain
Dear Ms. Helen Darbishire,
With regards your application for access to documents - namely "access to
the travel expenses of EMSA’s Executive Director, for the period 1 January
2017 to 31 December 2018 inclusive", application received by European
Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) on the 5^th of July 2019, please find the
After carefully assessing your application, and in line with the
provisions of Regulation (EC) No.1049/2001 of the European Parliament and
of the Council regarding public access to documents, EMSA can provide you
with a Report detailing all travel expenses of EMSA's Executive Director
for the requested period. Please note that the management of missions in
EMSA is automated, as such the Report containing all details of the EMSA's
Executive Director was produced for this purposes. Taking account of the
amount of paperwork attached to each travel, we believe this one document
contains all the essential information as requested.
Note that, in line with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No.1049/2001 of
the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to
documents, you may file a confirmatory application within 15 working days
of receiving this email.
EMSA Document Request Coordinator