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Entscheidung der Europäischen Bürgerbeauftragten über das Versäumnis der Europäischen Kommission (Generaldirektion Wettbewerb), Korrespondenz betreffend eine mutmaßliche staatliche Beihilfe bei der geplanten Errichtung des Elbtowers in Hamburg vollständig zu beantworten (SA.53848)
Tuesday | 28 July 2020
Tuesday | 26 May 2020
The Commission’s alleged failure to deal in a timely manner with a state aid complaint concerning the durum wheat sector in Italy
Tuesday | 19 May 2020
Entscheidung der Europäischen Bürgerbeauftragten in dem obengenannten Fall über die angebliche falsche Bearbeitung durch die Europäische Kommission Ihrer Vertragsverletzungsbeschwerde über staatliche Beihilfen und Rechtsstaatlichkeit gegen Österreich für die Organisation des Rundfunks
Wednesday | 15 April 2020
Entscheidung der Europäischen Bürgerbeauftragten in dem obengenannten Fall über die angebliche falsche Zurückweisung durch die Europäische Kommission einer Beschwerde über staatliche Beihilfen gegen Deutschland für den sozialen Wohnungsbau in Bayern
Thursday | 26 March 2020
Decision in case 2022/2018/VB on the European Commission’s failure to take a timely decision on a state aid complaint in the telecommunications sector
Monday | 16 March 2020
The case concerned the European Commission’s failure to take a timely decision on a state aid complaint made by a Slovenian telecommunications company.
The Ombudsman regrets that it took the Commission some nine years after having received the complaint to determine that the complainant was not an interested party. While a certain amount of time may be required to come to such a conclusion, nine years is excessive, even in a case that the Commission has determined is not a priority.
The Ombudsman acknowledges that the Commission was not inactive during this period as it engaged in extensive exchanges with the complainant and the national authorities and addressed all the arguments raised by the complainant.
As the Commission has now finalised the analysis of the state aid complaint, the Ombudsman concludes that no further inquiries into this complaint are justified and closes the case.
The European Commission's failure to reply to repeated reminders from the complainant to be updated on the processing of a State aid complaint against Germany
Friday | 21 February 2020
EPSO and failure to reply to a request for review in relation to a selection procedure for EU civil servants (EPSO/AD/374/19 - 1)
Tuesday | 04 February 2020
Monday | 09 December 2019
The European Commission’s failure to inform the complainant of its final assessment of a complaint concerning alleged infringements of EU competition law and to answer related correspondence
Tuesday | 03 December 2019
Decision in case 2077/2019/FP on the European Commission’s failure to grant access to documents relating to a merger procedure
Monday | 02 December 2019
The case concerned the Commission’s refusal to grant access to documents relating to the notification and pre-notification procedure in a merger case. The Commission refused access to the document, arguing that documents in merger cases are covered by a ‘general presumption’ of non-disclosure, established by the EU courts. The complainant contended that there was an overriding public interest in its disclosure.
The Ombudsman found that the Commission was entitled to refuse access to the document, and thus closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.
Decision of the European Ombudsman on complaint 1954/2019/MH about how the European Commission is dealing with a State aid complaint concerning investment aid granted to building companies in Sweden
Tuesday | 26 November 2019
Decision of the European Ombudsman on the European Commission’s alleged failure to deal with a State aid complaint concerning a project in Gibraltar
Friday | 04 October 2019
Decision in case 1311/2018/VB on the European Commission’s refusal to grant full public access to documents describing the collection of electronic evidence in the context of antitrust investigations
Monday | 30 September 2019
The case concerned the European Commission’s refusal to grant full public access to certain documents concerning the collection of electronic evidence using forensic IT tools in the context of antitrust investigations.
The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and found that the Commission’s refusal was justified and in line with the EU rules on public access to documents.
The Ombudsman closed the inquiry finding no maladministration.
The Commission’s alleged failure to reply to correspondence concerning an infringement complaint against the French authorities concerning the implementation of the Regional programme Nord‐Pas de Calais 2014‐2020 ‐ CHAP(2018)02238
Tuesday | 24 September 2019
Decision in case 1555/2019/VB on the European Commission’s allegedly incorrect handling of a State aid complaint
Thursday | 19 September 2019
Friday | 13 September 2019
Decision in case 2182/2018/MH on how the European Commission dealt with concerns about a complaint to the Czech national competition authority
Thursday | 12 September 2019
Decision in case 1585/2018/MH on how the European Commission dealt with concerns raised by an Italian region about a steel plant acquisition
Monday | 09 September 2019
The case is about how the European Commission dealt with concerns surrounding the acquisition of a steel plant in Italy. An Italian region complained to the Ombudsman that the Commission had not given it sufficient opportunity to raise its concerns, before approving the acquisition under the EU Merger Rules.
The Commission’s competition department had a call with the complainant before it approved the acquisition. On that call, it gave the complainant reasonable explanations about why its legal concerns were not relevant to the Commission’s assessment. It also became apparent during that call that the complainant was focussing on the environment rather than on competition matters. The Commission thus referred it to the relevant department, in line with the principles of good administration. The complainant then had the opportunity to provide that department with further information on its environmental concerns.
The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.
Decision of the European Ombudsman on complaint 1813/2018/MH concerning how the European Commission dealt with a State aid complaint about commercial rates for electricity producers in Ireland
Thursday | 29 August 2019