Inquiries: Putting the European Ombudsman on the map

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Emily O REILLYEU institutions refusing to give access to documents is the most common complaint received by European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured), as revealed by her annual report for 2013. MEPs discuss the report on Thursday (15 January) and vote on a resolution later that day. The document also revealed people and companies in Spain complain about maladministration by EU institutions the most, followed by Germany, Poland and Belgium. 

In 2013 O’Reilly received 2,420 complaints and opened 350 inquires, of which nine were done on her initiative. Most inquiries were about the European Commission (64.3%), followed by EU agencies (24%). Only 15 inquiries (4.3%) involved the European Parliament, making it one of the EU institutions being the least complained about.

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