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How the European Commission ensures that the eligibility criteria to participate in EU Election Observation Missions (EU EOMs) are non-discriminatory and transparent
Wednesday | 23 November 2022
Decision on how the European Commission dealt with a request to extend the deadline for a retired staff member to request the ‘resettlement allowance’ (complaint 1428/2021/FA)
Monday | 07 November 2022
The case concerns the European Commission‘s refusal to extend the time limit for a retired staff member to request the resettlement allowance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The complainant argued that due to the outbreak of the pandemic, she was not able to organise her resettlement to her place of origin within the prescribed time limit and asked the Commission to grant her an extension.
The Ombudsman found that the decision of the Commission is in line with the Staff Regulations and EU case-law. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.
Decision in the case 1484/2022/LDS on how the European Union Aviation Safety Agency handled a complaint concerning its advice on the impact of the war in Ukraine for private aviation
Friday | 02 September 2022
The Commission's (EU Delegation in Jakarta) refusal to make a payment under a grant agreement as part of the EU Share project
Friday | 15 July 2022
The decision by the European Commission to recover EU funding granted under a contract for the provision of technical assistance in a third country
Friday | 01 July 2022
Tuesday | 21 June 2022
Closing note on the Strategic Initiative concerning the impact of artificial intelligence on the EU administration and public administrations in the EU (SI/3/2021/VS)
Friday | 17 June 2022
Thursday | 02 June 2022
The Court of Justice's failure to reply to all arguments regarding its requirements in procedures for selecting free-lance translators for translating into German
Friday | 08 April 2022
Report on the meeting between European Ombudsman representatives and European Data Protection Supervisor representatives
Thursday | 31 March 2022
The decision by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) not to allow a candidate in COVID-19 quarantine to reschedule a test
Thursday | 03 March 2022
Friday | 19 November 2021
Decision concerning the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) rejecting as ineligible certain costs in the context of an EU-funded project (case 341/2021/LM)
Monday | 28 June 2021
Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Commission on artificial intelligence and the EU administration
Friday | 18 June 2021
Friday | 18 June 2021
Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Data Protection Supervisor on artificial intelligence and the EU administration
Friday | 18 June 2021
Decision in case 964/2020/JN on how the European Commission evaluated a tender in a public procurement procedure for the translation of a report on the judicial reform in Cyprus
Tuesday | 11 May 2021
The case concerned the European Commission´s decision to reject a tender in a public procurement procedure for the translation of a report on the judicial reform in Cyprus. The complainant considered that the Commission had been wrong in rejecting his tender because it considered he did not meet the specifications for the required experience. In the complainant’s view, the Commission should have asked him for clarifications.
The Ombudsman found that the Commission acted reasonably, and closed the inquiry finding no maladministration. She trusts that, going forward, the Commission will ensure that unsuccessful tenderers receive an adequate explanation of the reasons why their tender has been rejected, without having to ask for clarification.
Decision of the European Ombudsman in the case 428/2021/JN on how the European Commission handled correspondence with an Irish farmer concerning the Single Farm Payment scheme
Thursday | 08 April 2021
How the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) set up the EU Database for Information on Substances of Concern In Articles (SCIP database)
Monday | 07 December 2020
Decision in case 1944/2020/TE on how the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency set up the EU Database for Information on Substances of Concern In Articles (SCIP database)
Thursday | 03 December 2020
The case concerned the establishment of a new EU database for information on Substances of Concern In Articles (SCIP database) under the EU legislation on waste. The complainant, a European trade association, considered that the set of mandatory information to be provided by suppliers of articles to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) goes beyond what is required in the EU legislation on chemicals.
The complaint concerns the interpretation of several provisions in EU legislation on waste and chemicals. In the Ombudsman’s view, the Commission and ECHA have adopted a reasonable interpretation of the relevant provisions. While the complainant’s interpretation is different, this is not sufficient to suggest that the interpretation of the Commission and ECHA is wrong. It is for a Court to determine the correct interpretation in the event of a dispute. The Ombudsman therefore found no maladministration and closed the case.