You have a complaint against an EU institution or body?

Search inquiries

Text search

Document type

Institution concerned

Type of settlement

Case number

Language

Date range

Keywords

Discrimination [Article 5 ECGAB]

Or try old keywords (Before 2016)

Showing 1 - 20 of 241 results

Decision in case 924/2020/TE on how the European Commission dealt with a request to put on hold an anti-dumping investigation during the COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday | 20 October 2020

The complaint concerned the refusal by the European Commission to put on hold an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Chinese aluminium products or, in the alternative, to give an Italian importer more time to respond to information requests sent to it by the Commission.

The Ombudsman noted that the Commission had already extended the deadlines to take account of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. Extending the deadlines further may have undermined the ability of the Commission to meet its obligations to complete the anti-dumping investigation within the legal deadlines that are binding on it. Therefore, the Ombudsman found that the Commission acted reasonably and she closed the case with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 169/2020/LM on how the European Personnel Selection Office dealt with a complaint on a technical problem during a test in a selection procedure for EU civil servants

Monday | 12 October 2020

The complainant participated in a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) for the recruitment of EU civil servants. During the test, the complainant encountered a technical problem with her computer. Even though the incident did not cause any time loss, the complainant considered that her performance in the test was affected by the incident. She argued that EPSO had failed to take proper action to remedy the disadvantage that she suffered and she thus complained to the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and found that the matter had been dealt with according to the established procedures. EPSO and the selection board had taken an approach based on objective criteria and applied it equally to all the candidates in the same situation. The Ombudsman thus closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.

Decision in case 389/2020/NH on whether a selection procedure for EU civil servants organised by the European Personnel Selection Office required knowledge that was not mentioned in the notice of competition

Tuesday | 08 September 2020

The case concerned a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) to recruit communication experts to the EU administration. The complainant, who did not pass the selection procedure, argued that one of the tests required candidates to have prior knowledge of Brussels, which gave an unfair advantage to candidates who were familiar with the city.

The Ombudsman found that neither the test assignment, nor the scoring grid used to assess the candidates’ answers, indicated that prior knowledge of Brussels was required.

The Ombudsman closed the inquiry with the finding that there had been no maladministration by EPSO in this case.

Decision in case 638/2020/VB on how the European Personnel Selection Office carried out a shooting test in a selection procedure for armed security and protection officers for the EU institutions

Friday | 17 July 2020

The complaint was that the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) had not ensured equal treatment of candidates in a shooting test in a selection procedure for recruiting armed security and protection officers for the EU institutions.

The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest that EPSO had failed to ensure equal treatment of candidates. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.