Free Qatar flights: ombudswoman investigates Commission

The European ombudswoman is investigating the EU Commission. The reason for this are the flights and hotel accommodations donated by the Gulf emirate Qatar. In a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday, ombudswoman Emily OʹReilly demands information about how the authority “handles requests for business trips by its senior staff that are paid for by third parties”. At the same time, OʹReilly is calling on the commission to change its rules and disclose travel expenses paid by third parties.

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