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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

13 September 2017: Ombudsman welcomes proposals to strengthen Commissioner ethics and transparency rules

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, welcomes the College of Commissioners’ decision to strengthen the ethics and transparency rules governing Commissioners’ activities, while in office and after they leave.

The measures, which include a much more detailed Code of Conduct for Commissioners and publishing the Independent Ethical Committee’s opinions on Commissioners’ post-mandate jobs, have previously been called for by the Ombudsman.

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17 July 2017: Ombudsman asks nine questions on handling of Commissioners’ post-mandate jobs
24 May 2017: Ombudsman launches list of Dos & Don’ts to help EU officials deal with lobbyists
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