The logo has been designed for us by @EUlawdatapubs@twitter.com.

For the visual identity - which encompasses complementary visual elements, colours, events material, etc. we worked with , a design agency from Italy.

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The presence of the EU flag makes it clear that we are part of the collection of EU institutions and bodies.

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The stylised waves of the logo resemble a bird in flight. Its vantage point signifies the view the Ombudsman has over the EU administration.

The three elements represent the Ombudsman's mission: accountability, transparency and trust.

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The EU Ombudsman gets a new look! We are launching our new logo and visual identity .

Some highlights about the new design 🧵

The EU Ombudsman gets a new look! We are launching our new logo and visual identity .

Some highlights about the new design 🧵

So what needs to change?

The 🇪🇺 administration should become more aware of how certain actions are perceived. This can help reduce problematic cases.
This would benefit both the EU administration and the public.

ombudsman.europa.eu/webpub/202

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Are there rules to prevent ?

EU rules range from temporary lobbying bans to forbidding officials from taking private sector posts if there is a strong conflict of interest risk.
The problem is they are not always enforced properly.

ombudsman.europa.eu/webpub/202

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What's the issue with ?

Public officials moving to the private sector may take insider info with them or attempt to influence former colleagues. This can undermine the public's trust in the 🇪🇺 administration and its work.

📌 Our web story: ombudsman.europa.eu/webpub/202

The report also gives details on a range of inquiries, including:
- accessibility of @Frontex@twitter.com complaints mechanism
- how @EU_Commission@twitter.com ensures HR authorities respect in border management ops
- how @EIB@twitter.com should improve about projects it finances

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The inquiry covered a sample of 100 decisions taken by @EU_Commission@twitter.com in 2019-2021, across 14 Directorates-General, all Commissioner cabinets, the Legal Service, and the Secretariat-General. Of these 100 decisions, the Commission prohibited only two activities.

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While @EU_Commission@twitter.com has made improvements since our last inquiry, it still needs to:
- Forbid jobs temporarily, if they pose conflict of interest risks
- Publish decisions on staff members’ new jobs faster

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[PRESS RELEASE] “Without a more robust approach to the movement of staff to the private sector, @EU_Commission@twitter.com risks undermining the integrity of the EU administration,” Ombudsman O’Reilly says, following broad inquiry

📌 ombudsman.europa.eu/press-rele

Following our inquiry, we welcome @EU_Commission@twitter.com's proposal to reject tender applicants if they have a professional conflicting interest.

📌 ombudsman.europa.eu/en/news-do
📌 ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

Voulez-vous en savoir plus sur comment le Médiateur européen peut vous aider ? Venez nous voir aujourd'hui, 15 mai, au stand 7 au @PEStrasbourg@twitter.com

⌚ 10h00-18h00 (Dernière entrée: 17h30)

europarl.europa.eu/europe-day/

Nous serons au @PEStrasbourg@twitter.com dimanche pour célébrer la

Venez nous voir pour en savoir plus sur le Médiateur européen !

15 mai, 10h00-18h00 (Dernière entrée: 17h30)

europarl.europa.eu/europe-day/

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"There is nothing more important than defending our values. Europe’s raison d’être is still a peace project." - European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly

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👋 We're at the @Europarl_EN@twitter.com in Brussels today for ! Come visit us at stand 17 until 18:00!

Learn about how we can help you and the role we play in promoting good administration in the EU.

europarl.europa.eu/europe-day/

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🔜 We will be at the @Europarl_EN@twitter.com in Brussels tomorrow for .

Come by our stand to learn more about us and see how we can help!

7 May, 10:00-18:00 (last entrance at 17:30)

europarl.europa.eu/europe-day/

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