Parliament to elect European Ombudsman 

Parliament will elect the European Ombudsman in a secret ballot on Tuesday. Since 1995, The European Ombudsman has investigated complaints about maladministration in all EU institutions and bodies. Current European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (IE) is the only candidate for the post in the 2014-2019 parliamentary term.

Emily O’Reilly was elected on 3 July 2013 after her predecessor, Nikiforos Diamandouros (Greece), retired.

In 2013, 2,420 complaints were registered, and all together 23,245 citizens were helped by the Ombudsman.

Procedure: Election of the Ombudsman


Vote: Tuesday, 16 December

Press conference: After the vote, (tbc)

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