O’Reilly faces battle to keep European ombudsman role
The former journalist’s investigations into high-profile EU figures could hurt her re-election chances
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly is facing a tough battle to retain her €268,000 role amid fears that her investigations into high-profile EU figures could hurt her re-election campaign.
MEPs are set to vote on Tuesday on the next ombudsman, with O’Reilly expected to face a strong challenge from Estonian judge Julia Laffranque who outstripped her in terms of nominations to run for the post.
Laffranque got the backing of 90 MEPs...
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