UDC 351.941:061.1
Biblid: 1451-3188, 12 (2013)
Vol. 13, No 45-46, pp. 108-121
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

EVROPSKI OMBUDSMAN KAO MEHANIZAM KONTROLE RADA NADNACIONALNIH INSTITUCIJA EVROPSKE UNIJE

Korać Srđan (Институт за међународну политику и привреду), srdjan@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The paper discusses the plausible positive effects of the European Ombudsmanʼs control in preventing maladministration in supranational institutions, particularly in the European Commission and its administration. Since the effectiveness of any public administration heavily depends on the personal ethical performance of civil servants, enhancing the integrity through promotion of the principles of good administration has been a policy priority with an aim to decrease the longlasting democratic deficit at the supranational level of public governance. The author examines how the European Ombudsman deals with lodged complaints and how he investigates the alleged cases of maladministration, i.e. when an institution fails to respect fundamental rights, legal rules or principles, or the principles of good administration. The author also focuses on the plausible benefits that may stem from the preventive role of the European Ombudsman within the forum of the European Network of Ombudsmen, which is being established to share best practice and enable better understanding of the impact of the EU regulations and policies on the daily life of EU citizens.

Keywords: maladministration, anti-corruption policy, supranational institutions, European Ombudsman, European Union