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The Ombudsman recognises the important role that the media play in informing public opinion, enriching debate, and in increasing the visibility of her services in all the EU Member States. A pro-active media policy constitutes a central component of her activities and of her efforts to promote respect for rights under EU law and to improve the quality of administration.

For further information about the Ombudsman's media activities, please contact: Ms Gundi Gadesmann, Head of communication, Tel. +32 2 284 26 09.

Press releases

11 September 2016: Ombudsman welcomes further scrutiny of Barroso appointment

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has welcomed Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s decision to refer the issue of Mr Barroso’s appointment as adviser and non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs to the Commission’s Ad Hoc Ethical Committee.

In reply to Ms O’Reilly’s letter last week expressing concern about the appointment, Mr Juncker Read More...

06 September 2016: Ombudsman calls on President Juncker to clarify position on Barroso appointment
14 July 2016: Ombudsman calls for more trilogues transparency
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