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17th January 2020
Human Rights Institutional law

EU ombudsman’s 2018 report approved by MEPs

On Thursday, the 2018 report,  in a year where almost 18,000 citizens reached out to the Ombudsman, was approved by 563 MEPs in favour, 3 against, and with 3 abstentions.

The Ombudsman is currently Emily O’Reilly, who is serving a second five year term after re-election. The office’s role is to make the EU legislative process more transparent to the public, including through inquiries related to transparency, accountability and public access to information and documents (the largest number of cases received in 2018), and enabling direct citizen participation in EU policy-making.

However, MEPs stated that there is work yet to be done concerning the Council of the EU, according to that report, for greater transparency and acc

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