Ombudsman O’Reilly for transparent Brexit

epa04953915 The European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, from Ireland, speaks at a conference on 'Trilogues and transparent law-making' at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 28 September 2015. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

European Ombudsman conference in Brussels

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly called on the EU’s Brexit negotiators  to give the public access to documents and accept their input during the negociations on Brexit, starting in March.

Emily O’Reilly, who as Ombudsman has mandate to investigate complaints from the public about the EU authorities, wrote to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asking for assurances the EU executive would share information during the two-year process, including  the concerns on citizens’ rights.

Emily O’Reilly office  had already had complaints from people seeking clarity on how Brexit will affect them. Firms trading between the UK and the continent, EU citizens living in Britain and Britons living in continental Europe face uncertainty.



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