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EU needs better PR to combat negative coverage, says ombudsman O’Reilly

The EU needs to be much more transparent and push back against decades of negative media about ‘faceless bureaucrats’ and ‘straight bananas’, says European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

23rd February, 2020
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly

Boris Johnson and his fellow Brexiteers were able to paint the EU in a negative light because it wasn’t skilful enough in telling the public how it operates, the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said.

O’Reilly, who was recently re-elected for another five-year term in the post, said EU leaders have begun to realise that they need to make the workings of Brussels more transparent if they wish to ensure the...

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