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Ombudsman welcomes new procedure for appointing European Commission Secretary-General

9 December 2019 - In line with what the European Ombudsman asked, the Commission is using a specific appointment procedure for the appointment of its new Secretary-General and has published a vacancy notice. The Ombudsman welcomes this development.

Ms O’Reilly said: "This represents a positive start for the new Commission under President von der Leyen on the issue of integrity."

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