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Election of the European Ombudsman: extracts from the second ballot and third ballot

Event date: 18/12/2019

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During the plenary session (16-19 December 2019) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs elect the European Ombudsman for a five-year mandate. The Ombudsman conducts inquiries into cases of maladministration by EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies, acting on their own initiative or on the basis of complaints from EU citizens. Five candidates are running for the post and Emily O'REILLY is re-elected. Statements by Phil HOGAN, European Commissioner for Trade.