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Decision on how the European Commission handled a request for public access to documents concerning EU-funded projects in Morocco (case 1420/2021/DL)
Il-Ġimgħa | 07 Jannar 2022
The complainant sought public access to the full list of projects funded by the EU that fall within the framework of the National Sanitation Program in Morocco (‘the program’).
The European Commission provided some information and documents concerning the EU’s financial contribution to the program. However, the Commission said that it did not hold the list requested by the complainant.
The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and confirmed that the Commission did not hold the list of projects. Since the right of public access to documents applies only to documents in the possession of the institution, the Ombudsman closed the inquiry finding no maladministration by the Commission.
Ir-rifjut tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea li tiżvela l-valutazzjoni tal-kandidati għall-korpi relatati mal-investigazzjoni fl-Albanija li twettqet mill-Operazzjoni Internazzjonali ta’ Monitoraġġ (IMO)
Il-Ħamis | 04 Frar 2021
Tħassib dwar terminazzjoni inġusta minn Delegazzjoni tal-UE ta’ kuntratt għas-servizzi ta’ awditjar u kontabilità fil-Mauritania
It-Tnejn | 27 April 2020
Decision in case 699/2019/AMF on how the EU Delegation to Algeria handled the contract termination of an expert in an EU-funded project
L-Erbgħa | 25 Marzu 2020
The complainant worked as an expert for an external contractor of the EU Delegation to Algeria. The purpose of the contract was to provide technical assistance to the Algerian authorities in the context of an EU funded programme in the transport area. The Delegation asked that the complainant be replaced, with the result that the external contractor terminated his contract on the same day. The complainant turned to the Ombudsman arguing that the Delegation had not heard him before requesting his replacement.
While there may have been no legal obligation for the Delegation to hear the complainant, the Ombudsman has consistently taken the view that individuals whom the institutions ask to be replaced should be heard before they are dismissed. In this case, the Delegation did not do enough to reassure itself, after it had made its request, that the complainant had been heard. While this is regrettable, the Ombudsman notes that the complainant had been made aware of the issues, during the project. The Ombudsman further notes improvements that have been introduced in the meantime that should avoid similar incidents in the future. On this basis, she closes the case.
Decision of the European Ombudsman in the case 29/2020/FP on the European Commission's alleged failure to request a written report from an expert who was asked to visit North Macedonia for the third time
Il-Ġimgħa | 24 Jannar 2020
Kif il-Parlament Ewropew indirizza talba għal informazzjoni u aċċess pubbliku għal dokumenti dwar l-użu ta’ fondi tal-UE fl-Albanija
It-Tlieta | 12 Novembru 2019
Decision in case 1399/2019/FP on how the European Parliament handled a request for public access to documents on the use of EU funds in Albania
It-Tlieta | 12 Novembru 2019
The case concerned a request to the European Parliament for public access to documents underlying a mission report of the Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control.
The Parliament was unable to identify any document as falling within the scope of the complainant’s request.
The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and found the Parliament’s position to be reasonable. The Ombudsman closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.
Decision in case 1392/2019/FP on the European Commission’s refusal to grant full access to a report on property rights in Albania
It-Tnejn | 21 Ottubru 2019
The case concerned the Commission’s refusal to grant full public access to a EURALIUS report on the “protection of property in Albania”. After consultation with EURALIUS on the access to document request, the Commission granted partial access and refused access to the remaining parts based on the need to protect international relations and the need to protect legal advice.
The Ombudsman found the Commission’s position to be reasonable. The Ombudsman closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.
Ir-rifjut tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea li tagħti aċċess sħiħ għal rapport dwar id-drittijiet ta’ proprjetà fl-Albanija
L-Erbgħa | 24 Lulju 2019
Kif id-Delegazzjoni tal-UE għall-Alġerija indirizzat it-terminazzjoni ta’ kuntratt ta’ espert fi proġett iffinanzjat mill-UE
Il-Ħamis | 04 Lulju 2019
Decision in case 218/2018/JF on the European Commission’s refusal to pay a higher daily fee to an expert in a twinning project
Il-Ġimgħa | 24 Mejju 2019
The case concerned an error contained in a proposal for a twinning project, submitted by two Member States to the EU Delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The error related to the fees of a senior expert involved in the project. Whilst the expert was entitled to a fee of EUR 1 750, she was paid only EUR 1 250 after completing the work. Once alerted, the EU Delegation refused to cover the remaining EUR 500 arguing that the error was of the Member States’ responsibility. The expert then complained to the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman pointed out that the complainant had not been paid the correct fee solely because of the error. She took the view that it would have been reasonable for the EU Delegation simply to acknowledge that an error had been made and to release the funds necessary to pay the correct fee. Whilst acknowledging the Commission’s duty to protect the financial interests of the EU, the Ombudsman took the view that that duty should not be interpreted as preventing the Commission from correcting a manifest error committed to the detriment of an individual. She, therefore, made a proposal for a solution to the Commission that it pay the additional EUR 500.
The Commission accepted the proposal and the complainant is satisfied to have received the correct fee. The Ombudsman thereby closes the case.
Decision in case 406/2019/AMF on the failure by the EU Delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina to reply to correspondence concerning the termination of an employment contract under an EU-funded project
It-Tlieta | 14 Mejju 2019
Id-delegazzjoni tal-UE għall-Bosnja-Ħerzegovina fir-rigward tal-allegat nuqqas tat-tweġiba għal korrispondenza dwar it-terminazzjoni tal-kuntratt ta’ espert fi proġett iffinanzjat mill-UE
Il-Ħamis | 14 Marzu 2019
Decision in case 327/2019/MH on how the European Commission dealt with an EU law complaint about the non-renewal of a business licence in Gibraltar
It-Tnejn | 11 Marzu 2019
Decision in case 22/2018/CEC on the European Commission’s decision to derogate from the rule of origin in a tender procedure organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Il-Ġimgħa | 14 Diċembru 2018
The European Commission's failure to recognise a public university as a 'civil society organisation' when deciding on an application for a grant
Il-Ħamis | 13 Diċembru 2018
Decision in case OI/14/2017/MDC on how the European Commission defined the term ‘civil society organisation’ in a call for proposals
It-Tlieta | 11 Diċembru 2018
The case concerned the European Commission’s refusal to recognise a public university as a ‘civil society organisation’ (CSO) in the context of a call for proposals. The Commission considered that the university in question was a state actor. It rejected the proposal because CSOs had to be non-state actors. The complainant argued that the commonly understood definition of the term CSO includes universities and that the Commission’s rejection of its application was unfair.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry into the issue and found that, although the Commission’s rejection letter was unclear, the Commission had determined the university’s eligibility in line with the applicable rules. The Ombudsman found no maladministration by the Commission.
The Ombudsman was, however, pleased to note that the Commission acknowledged that in future calls, it should ensure greater clarity with regard to the definition used for ‘civil society organisations’.
Decision in case 86/2017/CEC on how the European Commission treated an external expert who was involved in evaluating the EU Partnership for Peace Programme
It-Tlieta | 13 Novembru 2018
The case concerned how the European Commission treated the complainant in the context of his work under the EU Partnership for Peace Programme (EUPfP), a programme aimed at promoting peace in the Middle East. The complainant was the team leader of a group of three experts tasked with evaluating the programme.
The complainant turned to the Ombudsman with a range of allegations against the Commission, the most important of which was that the Commission had instigated his dismissal.
The Ombudsman inquired into the complaint. As regards the complainant’s dismissal, the Ombudsman noted that his employer had stated that the complainant had interfered in its client relationship without its consent, had damaged its reputation, and was not adhering to his contractual obligations. The inquiry did not identify any maladministration on the part of the Commission on this or on any of the other points raised by the complainant.
The Ombudsman thus closed the inquiry.
In-nuqqas tal-Kummissjoni li tiġġustifika d-deċiżjoni tagħha li tidderoga mir-regola tal-oriġini għal ċerti provvisti fi proċedura tal-offerti organizzata mid-Delegazzjoni tal-Unjoni Ewropea għall-Eks-Repubblika Jugoslava tal-Maċedonja
L-Erbgħa | 03 Ottubru 2018
Decision in case 2259/2017/CEC on the European Commission’s decision that Directive 2014/24/EU does not apply to actions carried out in the context of EU external aid
L-Erbgħa | 03 Ottubru 2018