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European Ombudsman

European Ombudsman

This table contains inquiries by the European Ombudsman concerning ECHA, both related to complaints as well as own-initiative inquiries, which have a broader scope. It shows only closed cases and does not include individual cases related to specific recruitment and selection procedures.

The relevant cases have been classified into four categories:

  1. Access to documents and dissemination: cases related to requests for access to documents and the dissemination of information;
  2. Administration: cases related to administrative matters;
  3. Animal testing: cases related to the avoidance of animal testing;
  4. ECHA’s scientific decisions: cases relating scientific decisions;
  5. Own-initiative inquiries: cases related to own-initiative inquiries by the European Ombudsman.
  6. Procedures: cases related to procedural matters.


Case number Parties Keywords Main Legal Provisions Date of the decision
1494/2018/PL Company operating in the chemical industry v ECHA Meaning of the “natural substance” Annex V REACH 08/07/2019
1302/2020/JN Companies operating in the chemical industry v ECHA Inclusion if a substance on the Candidate list Art 59(7) and 59(8) REACH 26/08/2020

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