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In focus

EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a series of measures at the national and EU level.

While decisions to do with equipping hospitals, closing schools or introducing restrictions are for Member States to take, the EU has agreed several supporting measures to help national governments combat the virus.

It is the European Ombudsman's task to monitor the transparency and accountability of EU institutions but also to help people understand who takes decisions at the EU level and how.

What we do

The European Ombudsman works to promote good administration at EU level. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration by EU institutions and bodies, as well as proactively looking into broader systemic issues.