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EU Ombudsman’s activities in 2018 

MEPs will discuss the outcome of the Ombudsman’s inquiries in 2018 and vote on the annual report.

According to the report, the Ombudsman’s office opened a total of 490 inquiries and closed 545. 17 996 citizens called on its services for help. 2 180 requests were handled as complaints, among which 880 fell within the EU watchdog’s mandate.

Background information

The office of the European Ombudsman is an independent and impartial body, established in 1995, to hold the EU’s institutions and agencies (excluding the Court of Justice) to account and to promote the principles of good administration.

The current EU Ombudsman is Irishwoman Emily O’Reilly. She first took office in July 2013 and was re-elected for a five-year mandate by Parliament on 18 December 2019.

Procedure: Non-legislative resolution


Debate: Wednesday, 15 January

Vote: Thursday, 16 January