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Subject matter of inquiries closed by the European Ombudsman in 2020

Subject matter of inquiries closed by the European Ombudsman in 2020

Transparency and accountability (e.g. access to information and documents)

97

25%

Culture of service

95

24%

Proper use of discretion (including in infringement procedures)

67

17%

Respect for procedural rights

59

15%

Recruitment

51

13%

Good management of personnel issues

42

11%

Respect for fundamental rights

38

10%

Sound financial management

24

6%

Other

11

3%

Ethics

10

3%

Public participation in EU decision making

7

2%

Whistleblowing

3

1%

Note: In some cases, the Ombudsman closed inquiries with two or more subject matters. The above percentages therefore total more than 100%.