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The European Commission’s failure to reply in an appropriate manner to a request concerning the EU Digital COVID Certificate
Tisdag | 11 januari 2022
The European Commission’s failure to keep the complainant informed on the state of play of an infringement complaint concerning traineeships in Italian courts
Onsdag | 15 december 2021
The European Commission's failure to reply to an infringement complaint concerning an alleged breach by Ireland of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Fredag | 03 december 2021
Decision concerning how the European Parliament Citizens' Inquiries Unit replied to a request concerning social security in Latvia (Complaint 1953/2021/LM)
Tisdag | 23 november 2021
Europeiska kommissionens underlåtenhet att bekräfta mottagandet av ett klagomål mot Europeiska domstolen för de mänskliga rättigheterna
Måndag | 22 november 2021
Report of the European Ombudsman closing query Q2/2021/OAM by the Catalan Ombudsman concerning the issuing of EU Digital COVID Certificates for those who have recovered from infections confirmed by antigen tests
Torsdag | 18 november 2021
Europeiska kommissionens underlåtenhet att bekräfta mottagandet av ett klagomål mot Polen avseende de polska kandidaterna till domarämbetet vid Europeiska domstolen för de mänskliga rättigheterna
Måndag | 15 november 2021
Hur Europeiska utrikestjänsten (utrikestjänsten) hanterade ett klagomål om påstådd bristande rättvisa i förfarandet för förhandsurval för lägre tjänstemän i delegationsprogrammet
Fredag | 12 november 2021
Decision on how the European Parliament dealt with traineeship applications from a person requesting special arrangements due to dyslexia (case 179/2021/VB)
Måndag | 08 november 2021
The case was about how the European Parliament dealt with two traineeship applications from a person who requested special arrangements for his applications due to dyslexia.
After first having rejected the complainant’s application, Parliament decided to interview him and offered him a traineeship. As the complainant had a long absence from his traineeship for medical reasons, Parliament offered him the possibility to apply again. However, Parliament rejected the complainant’s new application.
The complainant took issue with how Parliament handled his traineeship applications and with how it informed him that he could reapply for a traineeship.
The Ombudsman finds that Parliament should have been clearer in its communication with the complainant regarding the possibility to apply for a second traineeship. However, she finds no maladministration in how Parliament dealt with the complainant’s traineeship applications. Similarly, the fact that Parliament deals with requests for special arrangements made by traineeship candidates on a case-by-case basis is a reasonable approach.
The Ombudsman makes a suggestion for improvement to Parliament regarding how it informs traineeship candidates of the possibility to request special assistance in the context of the application and selection procedure and of how they should make such a request.
Hur Europeiska rekryteringsbyrån (Epso) hanterade ett klagomål avseende ett personalurvalsförfarande på området finansiella regler som är tillämpliga på unionens budget
Torsdag | 14 oktober 2021
Tisdag | 28 september 2021
Query Q2/2021/OAM by the Catalan Ombudsman concerning the issuing of EU Digital COVID Certificates for those who have recovered from COVID-19 infections confirmed by antigen tests
Tisdag | 07 september 2021
Förfrågan från Kataloniens ombudsman angående förtydliganden från Europeiska kommissionen om utfärdandet av EU:s digitala intyg om tillfrisknande från covid-19
Fredag | 03 september 2021
Letter from the European Ombudsman to the European Commission regarding the query Q2/2021/OAM by the Catalan Ombudsman concerning clarifications from the European Commission on the issuing of EU digital COVID recovery certificates
Fredag | 03 september 2021
Underlåtenhet från Europeiska utrikestjänsten (delegationen i Washington) att svara på korrespondens om en praktikperiod som det blev nödvändigt att skjuta upp och ställa in på grund av covid-19
Måndag | 23 augusti 2021
Underlåtenhet från Europeiska kommissionens representationskontor i Cypern att svara på en begäran om covid-19-antigentester
Onsdag | 28 juli 2021
How the European Commission dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the work of researchers participating in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Måndag | 05 juli 2021
Decision on how the European Commission dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the work of researchers participating in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (joint cases 1242/2020/SF and 1380/2020/SF)
Torsdag | 01 juli 2021
The complaints concerned the European Commission’s decision not to extend funding for those carrying out research under the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Programme (MSCA) following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the work of researchers. The complainants considered that the measures the Commission put in place to support MSCA researchers during the COVID-19 crisis were insufficient, as they would not enable them to continue their work.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry into how the Commission communicated with project partners that received grants under the MSCA, and the researchers carrying out the work for those project partners, about the measures they could take to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their projects.
During the inquiry, the Ombudsman shared her preliminary findings with the Commission. In particular, the inquiry showed that, overall, the Commission had taken appropriate action to communicate the measures that could be taken to support researchers according to the applicable rules. However, as no solution had been found for the complainants, she urged the Commission to explore whether additional funding could exceptionally be awarded to the complainants and researchers in similarly difficult situations.
The Commission broadly accepted the Ombudsman’s preliminary findings but reiterated that, due to legal and financial constraints, it cannot provide any exceptional funding.
The Ombudsman appreciates the difficult situation faced by many MSCA researchers due to the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, she acknowledges the Commission’s commitment to find solutions within the applicable rules for those researchers impacted. While it is regrettable that a solution could not be found for the complainants and researchers in similar situations, the Ombudsman closed the case as further inquiries would not result in a more satisfactory outcome for the complainants. However, she made two suggestions for improvement.
Europeiska kommissionens underlåtenhet att svara på en begäran om information om den aktuella statusen för ett överträdelseklagomål
Torsdag | 03 juni 2021
Decision in case 38/2021/PL on the possibility to deselect answers in multiple-choice question tests organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
Måndag | 10 maj 2021
The complainant, a candidate in a selection procedure for EU staff, appeared to have left unanswered one question in a multiple-choice question tests organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). EPSO said that she had deselected her initial response. The complainant questioned whether this was even technically possible, as it is not possible in the sample tests available online.
The Ombudsman inspected the technical log for the complainant’s test and found that she had indeed deselected her initial answer. EPSO said that deselecting answers is possible in all test, but not in the sample test, in which it would add a disclaimer about the matter. The Ombudsman thus closes the inquiry with a finding of no maladministration.