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Length of inquiry of cases closed by the European Ombudsman

Length of inquiry of cases closed by the European Ombudsman
in 2013
(13 months on average)
in 2020
(less than 5 months on average)
 
101 (22%) 223 (57%) Cases closed within 3 months
171 (37%) 136 (35%) Cases closed within 3 to 12 months
  65 (14%)   26 (7%) Cases closed within 12 to 18 months
124 (27%)     5 (1%) Cases closed after more than 18 months[1]

  [1] Some complex cases require several rounds of consultations with the complainant and the institution concerned.