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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

29 June 2016: Ombudsman congratulates Dutch EU Presidency on transparency steps

As the Dutch Presidency of the Council draws to a close, I would like to congratulate the Dutch government and its civil servants for their commitment to increasing EU transparency, through a series of small but important steps during its six-month tenure.

Meeting schedules of Dutch ambassadors in Brussels have been published, there have been some good initiatives and events on ‘open data’, and the Presidency budget will now be published. They also put transparency issues on the agenda of Ministerial meetings for discussion, an important move given the reluctance Read More...

10 June 2016: Ombudsman welcomes increased Humira transparency - but calls for more on global top selling drug
30 May 2016: Ombudsman to examine Commission evaluation of Special Advisers
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