Ombudsman

    • MEPs update rules to allow EU Ombudsman to serve Europeans better

      MEPs update rules to allow EU Ombudsman to serve Europeans better

      Parliament is updating the rules on how the European Ombudsman works to provide a broader mandate for inquiries into poor administration at EU level, EP Press service reported on Tuesday. MEPs are expected to adopt a modernised statute that strengthens the office of the European Ombudsman during the plenary session on 23-24 June. Parliament negotiators reached an agreement on the rules with the Council and the Commission in May 2021 following a couple of years of political deadlock.

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    • New old ombudsman

      New old ombudsman

      Incumbent ombusdman, Irish Emily O'Reilly, was on Wednesday expectedly re-elected on the post for the 2019-2024 parliamentary term. She was backed by 320 MEPs in a secret plenary vote. Former journalist, she has served as the first female Irish Ombudsman for ten years prior to being elected European Ombudsman in 2013.

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