The European Commission's refusal to grant public access to the job description of its Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism
Case 833/2019/MIG - Opened on Thursday | 05 September 2019 - Decision on Tuesday | 16 June 2020 - Institution concerned European Commission (Settled by the institution , Solution achieved )
The case concerned the European Commission’s refusal to grant public access to the job description of its Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism. It invoked an exception under the EU's rules on public access to documents, arguing that disclosing the document would undermine the privacy and the integrity of the post holder.
The Ombudsman found that the complainant had demonstrated that there was a legitimate public interest in disclosing the job description and proposed, as a solution, that the Commission release the document.
The Commission agreed to grant public access to the job description, which resolved the complaint.