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The European Ombudsman's activities in 2019

Kort sammanfattning 03-03-2021

At the first plenary session of March 2021, the European Parliament is set to discuss and adopt a resolution on the European Ombudsman's activities in the year 2019, based on the Ombudsman's annual report presented on 4 May 2020. The report covers the final year of Emily O'Reilly's first mandate as Ombudsman before her re election for a second term in late December 2019.

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. Under the Treaties, its tasks are to 'promote the general interest of the Union', without prejudice to individual Member States, to 'ensure the application of the Treaties' and adopted measures, and to 'execute the budget'. It also holds a virtual monopoly on the right of legislative initiative, alone proposing nearly all EU legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. The College of Commissioners is currently ...

This study analyses the role, organisational structure, tasks and financial and human resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). ACER plays an important role in the development, integration and functioning of the electricity and gas systems and markets in the EU, and its responsibilities in these domains have since its establishment in 2011 substantially increased. Although its resources have also significantly grown, ACER is facing a structural budget shortage and had ...

This briefing provides an overview of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), its’ main features, mandate and accountability. It also includes the overview of recent review of the ESRB mission, mandate and organisation as part of the review of European System of Financial Supervision.

The European Ombudsman is a body established to ensure that maladministration in the EU institutions is addressed and where possible remedied. From the establishment of the European Ombudsman, personalities and the open-ended character of the notion of maladministration have been relevant in shaping the activity of the office. Maladministration is widely accepted to be a sphere of inappropriate behaviour of the administration that goes beyond simple illegality. The particularity of the Ombudsman ...

The European Ombudsman's activities in 2016

Kort sammanfattning 14-11-2017

In November 2017, the European Parliament is set to discuss and adopt a resolution on the European Ombudsman's activities in 2016, based on the Ombudsman's annual report presented on 16 May 2017. The report covers the activities of the Ombudsman in the areas of transparency in decision-making of EU institutions and bodies, and on the principle of good administration.

Europeiska investeringsbanken

Faktablad om EU 01-11-2017

Europeiska investeringsbanken (EIB) främjar Europeiska unionens målsättningar genom att erbjuda långsiktig projektfinansiering, garantier och rådgivning. EIB stöder projekt både inom och utanför EU. Dess aktieägare är EU:s medlemsstater. EIB innehar aktiemajoriteten i Europeiska investeringsfonden (EIF). Tillsammans utgör de EIB-gruppen. Inom ramen för den investeringsplan för Europa som föreslagits av kommissionen, ingår EIB i en bredare strategi som syftar till att överbrygga det stora investeringsgapet ...

The Court of Auditors

Faktablad om EU 01-10-2017

The European Court of Auditors is in charge of the audit of EU finances. As the EU’s external auditor, it contributes to improving EU financial management and acts as the independent guardian of the financial interests of the citizens of the Union.

Europeiska unionens råd

Faktablad om EU 01-04-2017

Rådet är den institution som tillsammans med Europaparlamentet antar EU:s lagstiftning genom förordningar och direktiv, och förbereder beslut och icke-bindande rekommendationer. Inom sina befogenhetsområden fattar rådet beslut med enkel majoritet, kvalificerad majoritet eller enhällighet, i enlighet med den rättsliga grunden för de akter som kräver rådets godkännande.

Europeiska kommissionen

Faktablad om EU 01-04-2017

Kommissionen är den EU-institution som ensam har rätt att ta lagstiftningsinitiativ och som även har viktiga genomförandebefogenheter på områden som konkurrens och utrikeshandel. Det är Europeiska unionens främsta verkställande organ och består av ett kommissionärskollegium med en kommissionsledamot från varje medlemsstat. Kommissionen är också ordförande för de kommittéer som ansvarar för att EU-lagstiftningen genomförs. Det tidigare kommittéförfarandet har ersatts med nya rättsliga instrument: ...