The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, is asking European Council President Donald Tusk to consider publishing information about meetings he and his cabinet hold with interest representatives.
The case concerned the Commission’s handling of an infringement procedure regarding the compliance by the United Kingdom with EU legislation in the area of bus transport. The Ombudsman inquired into the issue and the Commission clarified how it was handling the case. Based on the Commission’s clarifications, the Ombudsman closed the inquiry with the finding that the Commission had not committed maladministration.
The case concerned a “Network”, set up in 2014 by the European Commission to study “unconventional hydrocarbon extraction” including “fracking”.
“The case concerned the European Commission’s closure of an infringement complaint about the application by French authorities of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.”