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Introduction

The Ombudsman recognises the important role that the media play in informing public opinion, enriching debate, and in increasing the visibility of her services in all the EU Member States. A pro-active media policy constitutes a central component of her activities and of her efforts to promote respect for rights under EU law and to improve the quality of administration.

For further information about the Ombudsman's media activities, please contact: Ms Gundi Gadesmann, Head of communication, Tel. +32 2 284 26 09.

Press releases

18 December 2017: Ombudsman asks President Tusk to publish meetings with lobbyists

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is asking European Council President Donald Tusk to consider publishing information about meetings he and his cabinet hold with interest representatives.

While such meetings are essential to his role, Ms O’Reilly has also suggested that any such meetings should only be with registered lobbyists, if they fall under the scope of the EU Transparency Register.

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30 November 2017: Ombudsman welcomes EU decision to pay trainees in EU foreign delegations
05 October 2017: Ombudsman launches public consultation on Council transparency
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