About: EU Ombudsman

Politics 26-05-2017

Loss of trust in EU has social and economic consequences

Trust in EU membership is on the up across the continent but confidence in the Union’s institutions continues to flag. That is why a number of initiatives designed to increase transparency and accountability have gained momentum in recent years.

Public Affairs 08-02-2017

Ombudswoman brushes off National Front MEP’s discrimination complaint

A National Front MEP has called on Emily O’Reilly to examine discrimination against political minorities in the European Parliament. He says the situation has worsened since Brexit. Euractiv France reports.

Global Europe 20-01-2017

Ombudsman demands transparency on human rights abuses in EU-Turkey deal

The European Commission needs to report more on possible human rights abuses resulting from its controversial deal with Turkey to send migrants back there from Greece, the EU institution's watchdog has warned.

Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman, with EU Commission president 2009-2014, José Manuel Barroso [European Commission]
Public Affairs 06-09-2016

EU Ombudsman tells Juncker to clarify his stance on Barroso’s new job

Emily O'Reilly has urged European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to address widespread concerns and clarify the institution’s position on the appointment of his predecessor, José Manuel Barroso, as the non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs.

Future EU 30-05-2016

Watchdog opens inquiry into Commission advisers

Emily O'Reilly opened an investigation into how the EU executive hires special advisers for Commissioners.

Emily O’Reilly: Call me ‘Ombudswoman’

Speaking to EURACTIV.com ahead of International Women's Day, the European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said she was open to being called 'Ombudswoman'.

Public Affairs 21-04-2015

Secretive ‘trialogue’ talks to agree EU law face investigation

EXCLUSIVE / Three-way talks between the major European institutions to broker deals on EU law face being investigated over their lack of transparency by the bloc’s maladministration watchdog.

Economy & Jobs 21-04-2015

TTIP transparency transformed by campaigners, says EU Ombudsman

Civil society organisations campaigning for greater transparency in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have transformed the way it, and perhaps other future trade deals, are negotiated, the European Ombudsman has told EURACTIV.

EU Priorities 2020 23-09-2014

‘Revolving doors’ rules need revamping, says EU Ombudsman

Rules governing European Commission officials joining the private sector need to be revamped, the European Ombudsman said today, before warning she would summon any public servant or commissioner suspected of a conflict of interest.