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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.

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24 May 2017: Ombudsman launches list of Dos & Don’ts to help EU officials deal with lobbyists

Launching her Annual Report 2016, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has also published practical advice for EU officials on interacting with interest representatives.

The Dos and Don’ts list will help ensure that public officials do not inadvertently breach ethical norms. The list should also help the interest representatives by clarifying what is appropriate thereby making sure that the interactions are positive and open for everyone involved.



30 March 2017: Ombudsman announces Award for Good Administration winners
14 March 2017: Ombudsman opens inquiry into transparency of Council legislative work
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