Concerns about transparency in the EU administration accounted for the biggest proportion of the Ombudsman's cases (24.6%) in 2018, while the number of complaints rose by 17%. In 2018, the Ombudsman :
-issued a Special Report to the European Parliament asking it to support her proposals on improving transparency in the Council of the EU
-carried out a public consultation on the use of languages by the EU institutions
-published a number of proposals to strengthen revolving door rules in the EU institutions
-drew up a list of best practices for preventing harassment in the EU administration.