Beyond the crisis? Business in Europe 2014

Beyond the crisis? Business in Europe 2014

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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

16 April 2014: Ombudsman calls on Member States to back EU Transparency Register

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has called on the Council of the European Union to participate in the Transparency Register of EU interest representatives. She also encouraged the European Commission to follow the European Parliament's (EP) example of introducing much stronger incentives for lobbyists to register. This follows yesterday's vote on a revised Transparency Register in the EP.

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11 April 2014: Ombudsman calls on Commission to release Dalli documents
10 April 2014: The European Ombudsman pays tribute to the French Ombudsman, Dominique Baudis, who passed away this morning
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