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Decision in case 575/2020/NH on the time it took the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to finalise an administrative inquiry into alleged harassment
Friday | 20 November 2020
The case concerned how the European Food Safety Authority handled a complaint from a former staff member about alleged harassment. The complainant considered that the administrative inquiry, which was carried out by external investigators, had taken too long.
The Ombudsman considered it regrettable that the investigation took so long but found, nevertheless, that the time taken was reasonable given the complexity and circumstances of the case.
The Ombudsman thus closed the inquiry finding no maladministration.
Tuesday | 24 November 2020
Friday | 13 November 2020
The European Commission’s failure to keep the complainant informed on the state of play of an infringement complaint against the United Kingdom
Thursday | 19 November 2020
The European Commission’s failure to provide a timely reply to a request for access to documents concerning an infringement procedure against Spain
Thursday | 29 October 2020
How the European Commission dealt with concerns raised about the research and development information related to active substances in pesticides that it approves
Wednesday | 21 October 2020
Decision of the European Ombudsman on the European Commission's failure to answer correspondence concerning the interpretation of the data protection periods under the Pesticides Regulation (Regulation 1107/2009)
Monday | 19 October 2020
Decision of the European Ombudsman on the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) failure to answer correspondence urging it to call for an independent investigation into irregularities in the UN Human Rights Office
Friday | 16 October 2020
Decision in case 1468/2020/SF on how the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) dealt with complaints about points awarded to a candidate in the field-related interview in a selection procedure for armed security officers
Thursday | 15 October 2020
The European Commission’s alleged failure to reply to a request for information regarding an ongoing infringement complaint
Thursday | 08 October 2020
Commission and alleged insufficient measures taken to alleviate situation of research fellows in Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions during COVID-19 crisis
Friday | 02 October 2020
The alleged failure by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to reply to a complaint regarding two selection procedures for border and coast guard officers
Thursday | 01 October 2020
The European Commission’s refusal to grant public access to documents regarding the origin and amount of used cooking oil reported to the European Commission by all voluntary certification schemes for biofuels sustainability under the Renewable Energy Directive
Thursday | 24 September 2020
The European Commission’s failure to reply to correspondence concerning 5G network infrastructure in Slovenia
Wednesday | 16 September 2020
The European Commission´s failure to keep the complainant informed about the status of his infringement complaint
Monday | 14 September 2020
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.
European Investment Bank (EIB) and failure to reply to letter from former employee who was denied access to EIB premises
Monday | 07 September 2020
Wednesday | 02 September 2020
How the European Commission deals with research and development information related to active substances in pesticides that it approves
Friday | 28 August 2020
Decision in case 715/2020/EIS on the Commission’s alleged failure to deal in a timely manner with a state aid complaint concerning the durum wheat sector in Italy
Tuesday | 18 August 2020
The case concerned the timeliness of the Commission’s action in dealing with a state aid complaint concerning the durum wheat sector in Italy. The complainant claimed that, two years after the submission of his complaint, the Commission had not reached a final decision on the case.
The Ombudsman inspected the Commission’s file on the case and obtained further clarifications during a meeting.
The Commission explained how it had proceeded based on its internal rules and procedures. It also explained the reasons for the delays it had incurred. The Ombudsman found that there was no evidence that the Commission had neglected the file in any way or that there had been unfounded postponements in its handling of the matter.
The Ombudsman thus closed the inquiry, finding that there was no maladministration in how the Commission has been handling the complainant’s state aid complaint.