The EU's ombudskvinde get five more years as a watchdog

In 2003, Emily O'reilly ombudsman for Ireland. Since 2013 she has been the EU's legal watchdog. Emily O'reilly is re-elected as EU ombudsman. Ireren, who h

The EU's ombudskvinde get five more years as a watchdog

In 2003, Emily O'reilly ombudsman for Ireland. Since 2013 she has been the EU's legal watchdog.

Emily O'reilly is re-elected as EU ombudsman. Ireren, who has had the record as a watchdog since 2013, was on Wednesday elected by the EUROPEAN Parliament in Strasbourg.

She got 320 votes in the last stemmerunde against the Estonian lawyer Julia Laffranque, who received 280 votes.

Ireren was elected with the support of, among other things europaparlamentariker Nikolaj Villumsen (EL).

- Good news for the fight for transparency and legal certainty in the EU. Ombudsman Emily OReilly is re-elected by a majority in the EUROPEAN Parliament, despite strong opposition from the right wing, writes Villumsen on Twitter.

Also DF voted for, says Peter Kofod (DF), which sits alone for the Danish party of group Identity and Democracy.

There were five candidates for the post. But the other three all got under 80 votes, when the european parliament voted on the post the first time Tuesday.

O'reilly has been a writer and journalist. She was Ireland's ombudsman in 2003. When she in 2013 was the ombudsman in the european UNION, she was the first woman who took over the job.

As the ombudsman in the EU Emily O'reilly and her office dealt with complaints from citizens and the media, and she has kept an eye on the EU institutions.

the Ombudsman is, among other things known for his criticism of the EU Commission's handling of the process, when German Martin Selmayr very quickly got the job as secretary-general of the EUROPEAN Commission in February 2018.

Among other things, criticized the O'reilly European Commission for failing to ensure against conflicts of interest, as Selmayr himself was involved in parts of the recruitment process.

the european UNION's ombudsman has offices in both Strasbourg and Brussels.

the Ombudsman in the european UNION elected by the European Parliament, which also may require, that the EUROPEAN Court assesses whether the party lives up to its task. This is not done, the court may remove the ombudsman from office.

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Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 13:00

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