Clarification regarding the Ombudsman’s resignation from the EOI

The Ombudsman has received media requests regarding the reasons for his resignation from the European Ombudsman Institute (EOI). The Ombudsman would like to clarify the key facts:

The Ombudsman resigned from the EOI on 16 September 2022.

The cause of the resignation was the lack of condemnation from the EOI towards Russia’s war in Ukraine, as well as the organisation’s continued cooperation with the National High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation.