(Source European Ombudsman)
The Ombudsman has criticised how the Commission handled a request for public access to text messages between its President and the CEO of a pharmaceutical company.
She has now asked it to do a more extensive search for the relevant messages.
In response to the public access request by a journalist, the Commission said no record had been kept of such messages, which were related to the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Ombudsman inquiry revealed that the Commission did not explicitly ask the President’s personal office (cabinet) to look for text messages.
Instead, it asked her cabinet …