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Is #AlexanderAdamescu yet another victim of #Romania rogue intelligence services?

Is #AlexanderAdamescu yet another victim of #Romania rogue intelligence services?

| May 23, 2019

As the case of Alexander Adamescu (pictured), the most high-profile example of the failings of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system in the UK, rumbles on, new evidence of the corruption endemic in the Romanian justice system continues to come to light, writes Emily Barley. Adamescu has been fighting extradition from London to Romania since June […]

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#Ombudsman launches public consultation on Council transparency

#Ombudsman launches public consultation on Council transparency

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly (pictured), has as part of an ongoing inquiry invited feedback from the public, civil society, national parliaments, and others on how the Council of the EU can make its law-making work more transparent.  This consultation asks nine questions including what measures the Council could take to make legislative documents easier […]

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#Brexit: British Labour party have 170 questions, and for once Corbyn isn’t one

#Brexit: British Labour party have 170 questions, and for once Corbyn isn’t one

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Labour Party’s shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry (pictured) and shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Stamer sent a letter to the UK’s ‘Mr Brexit’ David Davis asking 170 questions. The questions cover a wide range of issues. “Given that the prime minister has said continued free movement will not be part of any post-Brexit deal with […]

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Ombudsman: European Commission not transparent enough about tobacco lobbying

Ombudsman: European Commission not transparent enough about tobacco lobbying

The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has found the Barroso Commission was not transparent enough about its meetings with the tobacco industry. She called on the Juncker Commission from now on proactively to publish online all meetings with tobacco lobbyists, or their legal representatives, as well as the minutes of those meetings.  The Ombudsman’s inquiry concluded […]

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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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