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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 April 2018: Ombudsman expresses disappointment at ECB response on President Draghi’s ‘Group of 30’ membership

European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, notes with disappointment the decision of ECB President Mario Draghi not to suspend his membership of the private, Washington-based ‘Group of 30’ organisation following her recommendation to do so.

“It’s a missed opportunity for increased trust.” Ms. O’Reilly said “I had hoped that at a challenging time for the EU, the ECB might have seized an opportunity to show leadership by not allowing even the slightest perception to emerge that overly close relationships exist between regulators and those they regulate.”

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15 March 2018: Ombudsman asks Commission to reassess Barroso appointment
20 February 2018: Ombudsman launches ‘fast-track’ complaint procedure for access to documents
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