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Letter from the Ombudsman to the former Commission President concerning her Recommendations

Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso


Strasbourg, 06/03/2018

Subject of case: Recommendations of the European Ombudsman in joint inquiry into complaints 194/2017/EA, 334/2017/EA, and 543/2017/EA

Dear Mr Barroso,

I am writing to inform you that I have today sent my Recommendations in the above case to the European Commission and asked it to send me its opinion thereon by 6 June 2018. I will publish my Recommendations on the Ombudsman’s website (publication expected on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 10:00 CET). I will also, by that date, send a copy of my Recommendations to the complainants. I may also issue a press release on that date.

I enclose for your information a copy of my Recommendations in this case.

Yours sincerely,

Emily O'Reilly

European Ombudsman



  • Recommendations to the European Commission

cc President Jean -Claude Juncker, European Commission