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Decision in case 429/2017/AMF on the European Commission´s alleged failure to protect an EU staff member as a whistleblower

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  • Case: 429/2017/AMF
    Opened on 11 Apr 2017 - Decision on 29 May 2018
  • Institution(s) concerned: European Commission

The complaint in this case was made by a Member of the European Parliament and concerns an EU staff member who alleged that she was harassed in the context of her work within the European Commission. The complainant stated that the staff member was a whistleblower and that the Commission had failed to protect her.

The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and found that the Commission had treated the staff member fairly and in accordance with the applicable rules.

The Ombudsman closed the inquiry with the finding that there had not been any maladministration by the European Commission.