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Ombudsman launches public consultation on transparency in EU environmental decision making

The aim is to evaluate whether citizens have access to up-to-date information, allowing them to  exercise their right to democratic scrutiny in an area of high importance and public interest.

The Ombudsman’s consultation is available in all 24 of the EU’s official languages and runs until 15/12/2022.

Emily O'Reilly

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly

Emily O’Reilly has served as European Ombudsman since 2013. O’Reilly and her team help people, organisations, and businesses by investigating administrative complaints and by looking into broader systemic issues at the EU level. The Ombudsman’s suggestions and recommendations help maintain high accountability and transparency standards in the EU institutions.

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, and also proactively looks into broader systemic issues.

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