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European Ombudsman concludes Commission revolving door inquiry with call to action

Ombudsman O’Reilly presents findings after studying over 100 decisions pertaining to outgoing senior staff, of which a mere 2 were rejected.

Photo credit: Gunnebo Entrance Control.
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Exchange of views on the public access to documents with the European Ombudsman

Civil liberties MEPs to exchange views with European Ombudsman on the functioning and future of the access to documents regulation.

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly in the European Parliament in 2021. Credit: European Parliament.
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Civil society Oversight

#RecoveryFiles: investigative journalists seek to shed light on the allocation of RRF funds

Pan-European journalistic project, led by Dutch outlet Follow the Money, seeks to lay bare the secretive decision making around the Covid recovery billions.

An editorial meeting of the national news outlets collaborating in the RecoveryFiles project (still from the project video).
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Oversight

European Ombudsman: failure to search for requested text messages Von der Leyen constitutes maladministration

European Commission says it will study the decision and respond within the deadline set by the European Ombudsman.

Commission spokesperson Eric Mamer responds to questions after the European Ombudsman’s publication of her decision on Von der Leyen’s undisclosed text messages with Pfizer’s CEO, earlier that day. (Source: Commission, still from midday press briefing 28.1.22)