Meeting with Lithuanian and European NGO representatives

Meeting with Lithuanian and European NGO representatives

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The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the institutions and bodies of the European Union.

If you are a citizen of a Member State of the Union or reside in a Member State, you can make a complaint to the European Ombudsman. Businesses, associations or other bodies with a registered office in the Union may also complain to the Ombudsman.


Closing summaries of cases

Annual salary review of EU delegations' local staff (Added on: 03/04/2014)

Summary of the decision on complaint 714/2012/JF against the European External Action Service

The complainant is a staff representative in the Delegation of the European Union in Guyana (the 'Delegation'). When, in 2009, the European External Action Service (the 'EEAS') conducted the annual salary review of the local staff working at the Delegation, it was asked to consider the salary practices of three other international organisations present in the country. In addition, the local staff requested dependent child allowances. Having not received a satisfactory reply, the [...]

Alleged conflict of interest concerning an EFSA Working Group (Added on: 03/04/2014)
Unfair refusal to accept a request for final payment following the termination of a contract (Added on: 17/03/2014)
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Press releases

11 April 2014: Ombudsman calls on Commission to release Dalli documents

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has asked the European Commission to publish letters and internal notes concerning the resignation of former Commissioner John Dalli in October 2012. The Ombudsman inspected the documents as part of her inquiry into a complaint from an NGO whose request to get access to them was refused by the Commission.

Emily O'Reilly commented: "The Commission's arguments for refusing to give access are not convincing. Releasing the documents would reassure the public that the Commission dealt very seriously with this case and set an example [...]

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10 April 2014: The European Ombudsman pays tribute to the French Ombudsman, Dominique Baudis, who passed away this morning
02 April 2014: Clinical trials vote is a triumph for transparency in EU healthcare
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