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Emily O’Reilly re-elected as European Ombudsman

Emily O’Reilly re-elected as European Ombudsman

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament re-elected the current European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly (pictured), for the 2014-2019 term this Tuesday (16 December). She was backed by 569 MEPs in a secret ballot. O’Reilly, who is Irish, was first elected European Ombudsman on 3 July 2013, after her predecessor retired. In today’s ballot she was the only candidate. 569 […]

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Ombudsman: Commission releases internal documents on Common Fisheries Policy

Ombudsman: Commission releases internal documents on Common Fisheries Policy

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to release internal documents concerning its proposal for a new regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy. This follows a complaint from a German researcher whose request to access the documents was initially refused. Emily O’Reilly explained: “The European Commission plays a crucial role in […]

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Ombudsman invites online participation for interactive ‘wish list’ event with Schulz and Barroso

Ombudsman invites online participation for interactive ‘wish list’ event with Schulz and Barroso

On 4 March, from 9-11h30 CET, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured), is organizing an interactive event in the European Parliament in Brussels with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Commission President José Manuel Barroso. The event is entitled ‘Your Wish List for Europe’ and will be webstreamed live here. Citizens are invited to submit questions […]

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TTIP: Ombudsman welcomes greater transparency in international trade negotiations

TTIP: Ombudsman welcomes greater transparency in international trade negotiations

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured) has welcomed the announcement of European Parliament President Martin Schulz that future trade negotiations, and in particular the on-going negotiations with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be more transparent and open for stakeholder involvement. This comes after the Ombudsman’s recommendation to make such negotiations […]

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Ombudsman: OLAF should explain to whistleblower why it closed an investigation

Ombudsman: OLAF should explain to whistleblower why it closed an investigation

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured) has asked the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) to explain to a whistleblower why it closed its investigation into alleged irregularities in an EU Agency. OLAF opened an investigation, but then closed the case and refused to tell the whistleblower the reasons. The Ombudsman has asked OLAF to reply to […]

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Ombudsman calls on Frontex to deal with complaints about fundamental rights infringements

Ombudsman calls on Frontex to deal with complaints about fundamental rights infringements

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly (pictured), has called on Frontex to establish a mechanism for dealing with complaints about fundamental rights infringements arising from its work. Frontex co-ordinates the co-operation between member states in the field of border security and illegal immigration. The Ombudsman conducted an investigation, including a public consultation, about how Frontex complies […]

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New European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly meets with Parliament President Schulz and Commission President Barroso

New European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly meets with Parliament President Schulz and Commission President Barroso

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has discussed the need for high administrative standards in the European Union with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. In two separate meetings, O’Reilly stressed her willingness to co-operate closely with both institutions and outlined her priorities for the coming year. All Presidents underlined the […]

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