|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 253, Pages 1-10|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2021/1163 - formally adopted by the European Parliament on 24 June 2021 - laying down the regulations and general conditions governing the performance of the European Ombudsman's duties (also known as the Statute of the European Ombudsman).
The aim of the European Ombudsman is to help to uncover maladministration in the activities of the European Union's institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (with the exception of the CJEU acting in its judicial role). Decision 94/262/ECSC, EC, Euratom originally established the conditions under which the Ombudsman works. This draft law aims to broaden the mandate and introduce powers of initiative, and an overall revision of a role which stayed unaltered since before the Treaty of Lisbon. It entails the repeal of Decision 94/262/ECSC, EC, Euratom.
The European Parliament has the exclusive right of initiative in this area, and the adoption requires consent from the Council of the European Union. The draft regulation was tabled by the Parliament's plenary on 12 February 2019 following the adoption of a resolution. It was transmitted to the Council on 25 March. Informal consultations were held between the institutions and an agreement was reached on 21 May 2021. The Parliament's relevant committee approved the revised text on 9 June and the Council formally delivered its consent on 18 June. The plenary of the European Parliament formally endorsed the draft regulation on 23 June. The Act was formally signed on 24 June 2021 and published in the Official Journal on 16 July 2021.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Administration, Corruption | Fraud | Mismanagement|
|Keywords||European Ombudsman, Openness | Transparency
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|