WRITTEN QUESTION E-1793/02by Gianfranco Dell’Alba (NI) to the Commission
(24 June 2002)Subject:
Nominating heads of delegations in third countries during the period 1999-2002Can the Commission provide information on: the names and nationalities of the heads of delegation in third countries, except for ACP and Centraland Eastern European countries, at 1 September 1999; the names and nationalities of the heads of delegation in the same countries at 1 June 2002; the number and nationality of heads of delegations who have taken old-age or other forms of retirement, and the number and nationality of heads of delegation who now work in the centraladministration of the Commission?
Answer given by Mr Kinnock on behalf of the Commission
(1 August 2002)
Because of the length of the answer, which includes a number of tables, the Commission is sending itdirect to the Honourable Member and to Parliament’s Secretariat.(2002/C277E/274)
WRITTEN QUESTION E-1814/02by Christopher Huhne (ELDR) to the Commission
(25 June 2002)Subject:
Infringements1. Will the Commission describe the circumstances in which it is prepared to investigate aninfringement of the treaties or of EU legislation by a Member State, with particular regard to competitivetendering and state aids and equivalent measures?2. Is it prepared to afford complainants, including companies, the right of anonymity in order toprotect them from the perceived or real threat of regulatory retaliation?3. Has it done so in the past?
Answer given by Mr Bolkestein on behalf of the Commission
(29 July 2002)
The Commission would like to point out to the honourable Member that every year it deals with severalhundred complaints about infringements by the Member States of Community legislation concerning thefree movement of goods and public contracts.These complaints are dealt with in accordance with the procedure for failure to fulfil an obligation underArticle226 of the EC Treaty, and in the event of disagreement with the Member State in question thematter may be referred to the Court of Justice.The internal rules of procedure adopted by the Commission require observance of the confidentiality of complaints. This principle was recently reiterated in the Commission Communication of 20 March 2002to the European Parliament and the European ombudsman on relations with the complainant in respect of infringements of Community law(
).C277E/248 EN 14.11.2002Official Journal of the European Communities