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How the European Commission carried out a procurement procedure for expert medical services in Luxembourg
Torek | 23 november 2021
How the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT) evaluates bids in tendering procedures for the provision of translation services
Ponedeljek | 15 november 2021
How the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) carried out a selection procedure for a position of Legal Officer
Torek | 09 november 2021
Decision on how the European Commission involved stakeholders and managed conflicts of interest in reviewing the protection goals for assessing environmental risks of pesticides (case 1402/2020/TE)
Ponedeljek | 08 november 2021
The case concerned an ongoing review by the European Commission of the criteria for assessing environmental risks in pesticides, the ‘specific protection goals’. The complainant, an environmental organisation, was concerned with the method being proposed and alleged that there are conflicts of interest with the experts involved in devising this method.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry into one aspect of the complaint, which concerned the Commission’s selection of an expert in a stakeholder workshop that took place at the beginning of the review in September 2019. The Ombudsman noted that the Commission had not asked the expert in question to submit a declaration of interest ahead of this workshop.
The Ombudsman took the view that the Commission should have required the expert to submit a declaration of interest. This is because of the nature of the workshop, which concerned the implementation of EU legislation in a controversial area, the role of the expert therein and the fact that the expert was presented as being independent. The disclosure of any interests, which could give rise to a conflict of interest, is essential to ensure public trust in the policies that result from such processes and the legitimacy of such policies in the eyes of the public.
As the Commission asked the expert to submit a declaration of interest in the meantime, the Ombudsman does not see the need to pursue the matter further. Having said that, the Ombudsman expects that the Commission will require, assess and publish declarations of interest of experts invited in their personal capacity to similar future events, and she is making a suggestion to that effect.
The Ombudsman also examined the complainant’s claims regarding the substance of the declaration of interest, namely that it was incomplete and that the Commission did not assess it in order to identify any conflicts of interest. The Ombudsman found the Commission’s assessment to be reasonable. She thus closed the inquiry.
How the European Commission handled concerns about the composition of the High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union and alleged conflicts of interest of some of its members
Petek | 29 oktober 2021
Decision on how the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) handled a complaint about the English test in a staff selection procedure (case 1913/2020/MMO)
Četrtek | 28 oktober 2021
The case concerned the assessment of the complainant’s English language skills in a selection procedure organised by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). The complainant failed the oral part of the English test but was not convinced by the reasons given by the contracted test provider and Frontex.
The Ombudsman found that Frontex’s procedure for dealing with review requests and administrative complaints in relation to the language knowledge assessment done by its contractor was largely fit for purpose. Specifically in this case, Frontex’s actions were reasonable. However, in order for the review procedure to be fully effective, the contractor would have to provide Frontex with sufficiently detailed information about its assessment to allow Frontex to detect, on the basis of the concerns put forward by a candidate, indications of substantive errors. The Ombudsman is not convinced that this is the case at present.
In order to avoid similar problems arising in the future, the Ombudsman made a suggestion for improvement and closed the inquiry.
Decision on how the European Commission handled concerns about the composition of the High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union and alleged conflicts of interest of some of its members (case 1777/2020/KR)
Sreda | 27 oktober 2021
This complaint-based inquiry concerned the High Level Forum on the proposed EU Capital Markets Union, a Commission expert group. The Forum gathered senior industry executives and top international experts and scholars to develop new ideas on related policies for the Commission and, in 2020, produced a report with recommendations.
Following an extensive inspection of Commission documents and a meeting with the Commission as part of the inquiry, the Ombudsman identified two instances of maladministration:
1. A number of Forum members with links to financial institutions were considered by the Commission as being independent and representing the public interest. With the aim of mitigating the risks of conflicts of interest that the Commission had identified, it applied general measures. The Ombudsman carefully assessed these measures and deemed them to be insufficient.
2. Based on the flawed categorisation of Forum members, the Commission made public a split between Forum members that were supposed to be independent and Forum members that represented a common interest of different stakeholder organisations that deviated significantly from what it was in reality.
The Ombudsman issued a recommendation.
The Commission’s reply to the Ombudsman’s recommendation presented no new information and does not alter the inquiry findings.
The Ombudsman closes her inquiry by confirming her findings and recommendation.
Kako je Evropski urad za izbor osebja (EPSO) obravnaval pritožbo v zvezi z izbirnim postopkom na področju finančnih predpisov, ki veljajo za proračun Evropske unije
Četrtek | 14 oktober 2021
Decision on how the European Commission dealt with a complaint that a winner of the EIC Horizon Prize on Blockchains for Social Good infringed intellectual property rights (case 1756/2020/VS)
Sreda | 06 oktober 2021
The case concerned how the European Commission dealt with a complaint that one of the winners of the 2018 EIC Horizon Prize on Blockchains for Social Good infringed intellectual property rights.
The complainant contacted the Commission arguing that one of the winning entries was almost identical to a utility model, which the complainant owned. The complainant considered that the Commission did not investigate the concerns properly and therefore complained to the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman found that, in the course of the inquiry, the Commission provided sufficient information about the actions it had taken in reaction to the complainant’s concerns and about its conclusion. The Ombudsman also found that the conclusion reached by the Commission, namely that the dispute should be settled by a court, is reasonable. The Ombudsman thus closed the inquiry finding no maladministration by the Commission. To ensure greater clarity in future, the Ombudsman encourages the Commission, in the context of future innovation contests and awards, to proactively inform contestants and other stakeholders of its approach to related intellectual property rights disputes.
How the Court of Justice of the EU handled concerns about public comments made by an advocate general of the Court concerning the draft EU Digital Markets Act
Četrtek | 23 september 2021
Reply from the European Commission to the European Ombudsman's recommendation on how it handled concerns about the composition of the High Level Forum on Capital Markets Union and alleged conflicts of interest of some of its members
Sreda | 04 avgust 2021
Reply from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to the European Ombudsman on how CJEU handled concerns about public comments made by an advocate general of the Court concerning the draft EU Digital Markets Act
Ponedeljek | 02 avgust 2021
Decision in case 1046/2021/LM on how the European Commission handled a request for review of the Research Executive Agency’s assessment of a project proposal under Horizon 2020
Torek | 27 julij 2021
Kako je Sodišče EU obravnavalo pomisleke glede javnih pripomb generalnega pravobranilca Sodišča v zvezi z osnutkom akta EU o digitalnih trgih
Ponedeljek | 19 julij 2021
How the Court of Justice of the European Union handled concerns about public comments made by an advocate general of the Court concerning the draft EU Digital Markets Act
Ponedeljek | 19 julij 2021
Kako je Evropski urad za boj proti goljufijam (OLAF) izvedel preiskavo domnevne goljufije dveh uslužbencev EU
Torek | 06 julij 2021
Kako je Evropski organ za zavarovanja in poklicne pokojnine (EIOPA) izvedel izbirni postopek za strokovnjake
Torek | 15 junij 2021
Decision in case 549/2020/NH on how the European External Action Service (EEAS) dealt with a staff member’s allegations of psychological harassment in an EU civilian mission (EUCAP Sahel Mali)
Četrtek | 20 maj 2021
Odločitev Evropske komisije, da izterja sredstva EU od podjetja, ki ne priznava nobene pogodbene odgovornosti zaradi domnevno ponarejenega podpisa
Četrtek | 20 maj 2021
Decision in case 10/2021/DDJ on how the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) assessed the experience of a candidate in a selection procedure for EU staff in the field of international cooperation
Torek | 18 maj 2021
The case concerned how the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) assessed the complainant’s professional experience in a selection procedure for recruiting EU civil servants in the field of international cooperation.
The Ombudsman found nothing to suggest a manifest error how the selection board assessed the complainant’s qualifications. The Ombudsman therefore closed the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.