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Strategic inquiries

Beyond inquiries into specific complaints about maladministration in the EU institutions, the European Ombudsman also has the power to proactively work on broader strategic issues. The Ombudsman carries out strategic investigations on her own initiative, which aim to draw attention to matters of public interest and look into wider systemic issues affecting the EU institutions and the democratic decision-making process.

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The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014

Thursday | 22 March 2018

The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014.

Summary of the decision in case OI/1/2018/AMF on the Single Resolution Board´s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular

The case concerned the requests made by former shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular to be granted privileged access to the documents related to the resolution of the bank. The former shareholders considered that they were subjects of the Single Resolution Board´s decision to put Banco Popular under resolution and therefore entitled to wider access to documents than the public in general....

Report on the European Ombudsman´s meeting in case OI/1/2018/AMF

Thursday | 22 March 2018

OII Reference: OI/1/2018/AMF Case title: The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from former shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014 Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Location: Luxembourg Room-03/111 - VC (Brussels) Present Representatives from the Single...

Decision in case OI/1/2018/AMF on the Single Resolution Board´s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular

Monday | 16 July 2018

The case concerned the requests made by former shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular to be granted privileged access to the documents related to the resolution of the bank. The former shareholders considered that they were subjects of the Single Resolution Board´s decision to put Banco Popular under resolution and therefore entitled to wider access to documents than the public in general.

During the course of the Ombudsman’s inquiry, the Single Resolution Board informed her that the question of whether the former shareholders have a right to privileged access to the documents concerned is being considered by the EU General Court. The rules governing the work of the Ombudsman thus require her to close her inquiry without further action.

The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014

Thursday | 22 March 2018

The Single Resolution Board’s handling of requests for access to documents from shareholders of the Spanish bank Banco Popular considering themselves to be interested parties under the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation 806/2014.

Strategic inquiry into pre‐submission activities organised by the European Medicines Agency (OI/7/2017/KR).

Monday | 17 July 2017

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has opened an inquiry into the pre-submission activities that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers to individual medicine developers before the Agency receives applications for marketing authorisations from them.

Report on the meeting with the European Medicines Agency in the European Ombudsman inquiry into pre-submission activities organised by the Agency (OI/7/2017/KR)

Monday | 17 July 2017

Institution or body concerned: European Medicines Agency Date and time: 28 September 2017, 8:30-11:00, 11:15 - 12:30 Location: 30 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London The European Ombudsman represented by: Mr Fergal Ó Regan, Head of Coordination of Public Interest Inquiries; Mr Koen Roovers, Case Handler, Strategic Inquiries Unit. The European Medicines Agency represented by: Stefano Marino, Head...

Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Medicines Agency opening strategic inquiry OI/7/2017/KR into pre-submission activities organised by the Agency.

Monday | 17 July 2017

Mr Guido Rasi Executive Director European Medicines Agency (EMA) Strasbourg, 17/07/2017 Subject: Strategic inquiry into pre-submission activities organised by the European Medicines Agency (OI/7/2017/KR). Dear Mr Rasi, I have decided to conduct a strategic inquiry, on my own initiative, into the arrangements that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has in place for engaging with individual medicin...

Strategic inquiry into pre‐submission activities organised by the European Medicines Agency

Monday | 17 July 2017

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has opened an inquiry into the pre-submission activities that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers to individual medicine developers before the Agency receives applications for marketing authorisations from them.