Mijn ambitie is om de EU-instellingen te ondersteunen om effectiever, transparanter en verantwoordelijker te worden door de zichtbaarheid en de impact van het werk van de Europese Ombudsman strategisch te vergroten

Emily O'Reilly, 30 juni 2014
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Ombudsman opens inquiry into transparency of Council legislative work

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has opened an inquiry into whether the Council of the EU allows sufficient public scrutiny of the evolving discussions on draft EU laws.

Ombudsman urges appropriate Brexit transparency

The European Ombudsman has asked the European Commission to ensure transparency during the upcoming Brexit negotiations

System of unpaid trainees in EU foreign delegations should end

The European Ombudsman has recommended that the European External Action Service pay all of its trainees an appropriate allowance to allow greater access for young people of all backgrounds.

Ombudsman calls on President Juncker to clarify position on Barroso appointment

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has called on President Juncker to clarify the Commission’s position on former Commission President Barroso’s appointment as non-executive chairman and adviser at Goldman Sachs.

Draft guidelines for public officials' interactions with lobbyists

The European Ombudsman has drawn up practical guidelines for public officials' interactions with interest representatives and is inviting comments from all interested parties. You can send us your feedback until 28 February 2017.

Transparency of trilogues

The European Ombudsman called for more transparency of EU law-making by publishing key documents in informal trilogues negotiations

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Wat wij doen

De Europese Ombudsman onderzoekt klachten over wanbeheer bij de instellingen en organen van de Europese Unie.

U kunt een klacht indienen bij de Europese Ombudsman indien u onderdaan bent van een lidstaat van de Unie of als u in een lidstaat woonachtig bent. Ook bedrijven, verenigingen of andere organen die hun statutaire zetel in de Unie hebben, kunnen een klacht indienen bij de Ombudsman.

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Wie zijn wij

Emily O'Reilly trad aan als Europese Ombudsman op 1 oktober 2013.

Zij was voorheen de Nationale Ombudsman van Ierland evenals de Nationale Informatie Commissaris van Ierland (2003-2013). Zij is ook een gerenommeerde politiek redactrice, nieuws omroepster en schrijfster.

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De instelling heeft hoog gekwalificeerd en meertalig personeel.

Dit betekent dat wij uw klacht kunnen behandelen in een taal naar wens binnen de 24 EU-talen. We zijn toegewijd om onze dienst volledig toegankelijk te maken voor mensen met een beperking.

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How it works

Who can turn to the European Ombudsman?

Citizens, NGOs, associations, businesses, universities, journalists...

  • With complaints concerning an EU institution, office or agency
  • Who have already tried to solve the problem with the EU body concerned
  • When the issue is not over two years old
  • Where there is no other legal action underway

The Ombudsman can help with

  • Unfair treatment by EU bodies
  • Problems with EU tenders/contracts
  • Late payments from EU funds
  • Refused access to documents
  • Delays in dealings with EU bodies
  • Undisclosed or improper lobbying

What can the Ombudsman do?

  • Follow-up your complaint with the EU body
  • Help find a fair solution to your problem
  • Issue recommendations to EU bodies
  • Inspect EU documents

How to contact the Ombudsman?

  • You can contact the Ombudsman in the 24 official EU languages
  • Fill out the easy online complaint form
how to contact the ombudsman

Wat is nieuw?

  • 22 maart 2017
    • Besluiten -
      Decision in case 1310/2016/BKB on the European Commission’s decision not to allow the complainant to participate in the certification procedure for EU officials to be able to apply for posts in a higher function group
    • Zaak geopend -
      The Commission’s failure to provide a timely reply to a request for public access to documents concerning the project "ENLETS disseminates best practice"
  • 20 maart 2017
    • Besluiten -
      Decision in case 1100/2015/NF concerning the European Commission’s Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction
  • 17 maart 2017
    • Besluiten -
      Entscheidung im Fall 137/2017/KM über das Versäumnis der Europäischen Kommission, auf ein Schreiben des Beschwerdeführers zu den Verhandlungen über ein Dienstleistungsabkommen zu antworten
  • 15 maart 2017
    • Besluiten -
      Decision in case 129/2017/AMF on the European Commission’s closure of an infringement complaint against Spain
    • Besluiten -
      Decision in case 119/2017/AMF on the European Commission’s closure of an infringement complaint against Spain
    • Besluiten -
      Decision in case 63/2017/BKB on the application by the European Committee of the Regions of the rules on payment of household allowance to staff members and their spouses
  • 14 maart 2017
    • Persbericht -
      Ombudsman opens inquiry into transparency of Council legislative work
    • Zaak geopend -
      Access to documents relating to Council preparatory bodies when discussing draft EU legislative acts
    • Correspondentie -
      Letter opening strategic inquiry OI/2/2017/AB on access to documents relating to Council preparatory bodies when discussing draft EU legislative acts