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.

πŸ”— ombudsman.europa.eu/en/news-do

A full analysis will be included in our closing decision, which will be published within a couple of weeks.

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.@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.

πŸ“Œ 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.

πŸ“Œ ombudsman.europa.eu/en/case/en

πŸ—¨οΈ "Even if media attention wanes and β€˜war fatigue’ begins to set in among the population, Ombudsmen must continue to do all that they can for those in need," - πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Ombudsman O'Reilly at @Consigli_Reg@twitter.com Assembly.

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


πŸ—¨οΈ "Even if media attention wanes and β€˜war fatigue’ begins to set in among the population, Ombudsmen must continue to do all that they can for those in need," - πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Ombudsman O'Reilly at @Consigli_Reg@twitter.com Assembly.

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


πŸ†• With @EUI_EU@twitter.com, we just opened a call for academic papers πŸŽ“πŸ“š on the evolving role of the European Ombudsman.

Information about the key issues to be explored, and deadline for the initial abstract πŸ‘‰ ombudsman.europa.eu/en/documen

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

Full speech πŸ—¨οΈ ombudsman.europa.eu/en/speech/

, πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly handed over our πŸ“– Annual Report to @EP_President@twitter.com Roberta Metsola.

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

Transparency can help maintain public support for sanctions aimed at stopping Russia's war in . @EUCouncil@twitter.com is doing a lot to keep people informed.

But some key documents are not proactively disclosed. We have asked Council to consider doing so.

ombudsman.europa.eu/en/case/en

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 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 πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 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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