We have asked @EUCouncil@twitter.com to give faster access to legislative documents.

This follows its decision to give access to Member States' opinions on the – but over a year after the initial request, and after the end of negotiations.

🔗 ombudsman.europa.eu/en/news-do

.@EU_Commission@twitter.com has replied to our findings concerning an access request to text messages between @vonderleyen@twitter.com and the CEO of a pharma company about a vaccine contract.

Our initial analysis is that the reply is problematic on several points.

📌 ombudsman.europa.eu/en/case/en

We regret @EUCouncil@twitter.com's continued refusal to grant wider access to a legal opinion on the EU-UK trade agreement after , and confirm our finding of maladministration.

📌 ombudsman.europa.eu/en/case/en

🗨️ "Even if media attention wanes and ‘war fatigue’ begins to set in among the population, Ombudsmen must continue to do all that they can for those in need," - 🇪🇺 Ombudsman O'Reilly at @Consigli_Reg@twitter.com Assembly.

Full speech: ombudsman.europa.eu/en/speech/


🗨️ "Even if media attention wanes and ‘war fatigue’ begins to set in among the population, Ombudsmen must continue to do all that they can for those in need," - 🇪🇺 Ombudsman O'Reilly at @Consigli_Reg@twitter.com Assembly.

Full speech: ombudsman.europa.eu/en/speech/


"The EU must recognise its global role in strengthening open democracies by living up to the highest standards, and leading by example." – 🇪🇺 Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly at
@HATVP@twitter.com

Full speech 🗨️ ombudsman.europa.eu/en/speech/

, 🇪🇺 Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly handed over our 📖 Annual Report to @EP_President@twitter.com Roberta Metsola.

Read here the report on our activities in 2021 👉 ombudsman.europa.eu/doc/annual

Following our inquiry, @EU_Commission@twitter.com granted greater related to medical masks distributed during , but almost 2 years after first request. We confirm finding of maladministration - access delayed is access denied.

ombudsman.europa.eu/en/decisio

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

[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)

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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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