Information about the European Ombudsman, the institution and its staff.
Find out about the Ombudsman's role, schedule and biography
Annual Report 2021
Here you can find our Annual Report highlighting our work over 2021
Annual Management Plan
Our annual management plans presenting how we plan to deliver our strategy for the coming year
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The Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration and looks into broader systemic issues with the EU institutions.
Find out more about our Fast-Track procedure to deal with access to documents complaints
Example of Strategic work
Special report on our strategic inquiry on lack of Council legislative accountability
Example of complaint
Complaint about unpaid traineeships at the EEAS resolved
The European Ombudsman coordinates the European Network of Ombudsmen
The Ombudsman can help people, businesses or organisations facing problems with the EU’s administration. This section explains under what circumstances and how.
Press releases, news, publications, multimedia, calendar and events, and media contacts.
Latest press release
Ombudsman launches ‘Award for Good Administration’ 2023
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The European Ombudsman and you
Find out at a glance how it all works
You have a complaint against an EU institution or body?
Case openedCase 1708/2021/FA - Opened on Tuesday | 12 October 2021 - Decision on Wednesday | 03 November 2021 - Institution concerned European Commission