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Decision in case 1352/2018/LM on the European Commission’s refusal to grant access to the file of the EU PILOT procedure 8847/16/EMPL.

Wednesday | 19 September 2018

The complaint to the European Commission 1. On 20 May 2018, the complainant asked the European Commission for access to the file of an ongoing EU-Pilot procedure[1] (8847/16/EMPL) against Italy. In particular, he asked to have access to all the letters exchanged by the Commission and Italy (hereinafter, “the requested documents”). The procedure in question concerned Italy’s compliance with a numbe...

Decision in case 763/2018/LM on the European Environmental Agency’s termination of a staff member’s employment contract at the end of the probationary period

Monday | 17 September 2018

Based on the information provided by the complainant, the Ombudsman finds no maladministration by the EEA in relation to its decision to terminate the complainant’s employment contract at the end of the probationary period.

The adequacy of the Commission’s action following the complainant’s infringement complaint concerning the transposition of EU legislation concerning environmental impact assessments by the Czech Republic

Monday | 17 September 2018

The adequacy of the Commission’s action following the complainant’s infringement complaint concerning the transposition of EU legislation concerning environmental impact assessments by the Czech Republic.

The European Commission’s alleged failure to reply to correspondence concerning the rules on payment orders and immediate enforcement

Monday | 17 September 2018

The European Commission’s alleged failure to reply to correspondence concerning the rules on payment orders and immediate enforcement.

European Personnel Selection Office´s assessment of a candidate’s experience in the context of a staff selection procedure for EU civil servants

Friday | 14 September 2018

European Personnel Selection Office´s assessment of a candidate’s experience in the context of a staff selection procedure for EU civil servants.

Decision in case 544/2018/LM on the European Medicines Agency’s dismissal of a staff member before the end of the probationary period

Tuesday | 11 September 2018

The information provided in the complaint to the Ombudsman does not suggest that EMA’s decision to dismiss the complainant during the probationary period constituted maladministration.

Alleged failure by OLAF to grant public access to documents relating to an investigation

Tuesday | 11 September 2018

Alleged failure by OLAF to grant public access to documents relating to an investigation.

Decision in case 1243/2018/EA on the alleged failure by OLAF to grant public access to documents relating to an investigation

Tuesday | 11 September 2018

Background to the complaint 1. The complainant is a former staff member of the European Parliament. On 24 November 2017, the European Anti-Fraud Office (‘OLAF’) opened an investigation (case 2017/0878) on the basis of information that the complainant, as an informant, provided to OLAF. 2. On 29 January 2018, the complainant submitted a request for public access to "all submissions, responses, anno...

The European Parliament and the handling of a background check for security clearance of an external contractor

Tuesday | 11 September 2018

The European Parliament and the handling of a background check for security clearance of an external contractor.

The European Medicines Agency’s dismissal of a staff member before the end of the probationary period

Tuesday | 11 September 2018

The European Medicines Agency’s dismissal of a staff member before the end of the probationary period.