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					The European
Ombudsman
          Ilona Orgussaar
Contents

 Who is the European Ombudsman?
 What does European Ombudsman do?

 How to complain to the European
  Ombudsman?
 What result can be expected?

 Complaint against the European
  Comission
Who is the European
Ombudsman? (1)
   An Ombudsman for
    the European
    Union.
   Was created by the
    Maastricht treaty in
    1992.
Who is the European
Ombudsman? (2)
               The first
                Ombudsman –
                Jacob Söderman of
                Finland.

               Current
                Ombudsman –
                Nikiforos
                Diamandouros of
                Greece.
What does European
Ombudsman do? (1)
              Receives complaints
               from
                any citizen of the
                 Union;
                any natural or legal
                 person residing in a
                 Member State.
What does European
Ombudsman do? (2)
 Helps to uncover maladministration in
  the EU institutions and bodies.
 Maladministration means for example:
    discrimination;
    abuse of power;
    incorrect procedure;
    unfairness.
How to complain to the
European Ombudsman?
   Within two years
    since becoming
    aware of
    maladministration;
   State clearly:
     who you are;
     institution/body
      complaining about;
     problem
      complaining about.
What result can be
expected?
 If cannot deal the problem, gives
  advice.
 Informes the institution or body
  concerned.
 Tries to find a friendly solution.

 If fails, makes recommendations to
  solve the issue.
Complaint against the
European Comission




   Complaint 3939/2005/DK
   Failure to recruit as contractual agent.
   Lack of “graduate-level experience”.
   Decision: no maladministration has been revealed.
Thank you for your
    attention!

				
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