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23 Jun: European Ombudsman: new rules to protect Europeans from maladministration

(Source: European Commission)

The European Parliament has adopted, with the Council’s consent and the Commission’s positive opinion, improved rules governing the Ombudsman’s duties.

The new regulation, adopted by the European Parliament with 623 votes in favour, 9 against, and 61 abstentions, establishes a renewed mandate for the office of the European Ombudsman.

The new rules align the performance of the Ombudsman’s duties with the Treaty of Lisbon. The Ombudsman will be able to launch their own inquiries whenever they find grounds for one, and will be able to propose solutions to the issues an investigation raises, namely in cases of …

22 Jun: Deal reached on new rules to better protect road accident victims

(Source: European Parliament)

New benefits for EU citizens: equal treatment, price comparison tools, and EU-wide claims history statementProtecting victims even if the insurer goes bankruptAvoiding overregulation: e-bikes and motorsports not obliged to have motor insurance

Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on motor insurance rules providing more protection, transparency and smoother cooperation throughout the EU.

The amended rules will better protect injured people when accidents occur in any EU member state, including domestic victims of an accident caused by a driver from another EU country. Victims of accidents will also be protected if a liable party’s insurance company goes …