Emily O'Reilly begins work as European Ombudsman

Emily O’Reilly begins work as European Ombudsman

Following her election by the European Parliament in July, Emily O’Reilly steps down as Irish Ombudsman and begins work as European Ombudsman on 1 October 2013.

She follows P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, who retires after serving as European Ombudsman for more than ten years.


The role of the Ombudsman, established in 1995, is to investigate complaints about maladministration in the EU institutions and bodies. Any EU citizen, resident, or an enterprise or association in a Member State, can lodge a complaint with the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman offers a fast, flexible, and free means of solving problems with the EU administration.


Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_EO-13-14_en.htm