Areas of work
The European Ombudsman’s work covers a broad spectrum of issues. Her work is organised on the website under the following general categories:
Tuesday | 18 April 2023
The Ombudsman has asked the Commission to respond to preliminary inquiry findings about a lack of transparency in its interactions with tobacco lobbyists. Her preliminary view is that this constitutes maladministration.
Monday | 27 March 2023
The Ombudsman has asked the Commission to deal urgently with the systemic delays in its handling of access to document requests, noting that a fundamental rethink is needed so that deadlines set out in the EU transparency regulation are adhered to.
Friday | 17 March 2023
The Ombudsman has opened an inquiry into how the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) carried out ‘pre-selection’ tests as part of a procedure to recruit new staff into the EU civil service.
Tuesday | 21 March 2023
The Ombudsman has written to the President of the European Parliament with a series of questions designed to aid the Parliament’s reflections on improving its ethics and transparency framework.
The questions follow the Ombudsman’s analysis of the 14-point draft proposals presented by President Metsola to the Conference of Presidents on 8 February and relate to areas the Ombudsman considers need greater clarity or further explanation.