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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

30 November 2017: Ombudsman welcomes EU decision to pay trainees in EU foreign delegations

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, welcomes the vote today by the EU to allocate funds to pay trainees in EU foreign delegations, in response to her recommendation.

The Ombudsman’s proposal followed a complaint by an Austrian trainee about the European External Action Service’s practice of not paying trainees in its delegations.

“I welcome the progressive stance of High Representative Mogherini on this issue, and now the support of the EU budgetary authorities for my recommendation that trainees in EU foreign delegations be paid. These [...]

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05 October 2017: Ombudsman launches public consultation on Council transparency
13 September 2017: Ombudsman welcomes proposals to strengthen Commissioner ethics and transparency rules
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