Judgment No. 3514
1. The impugned decision is set aside.
2. The EPO shall pay the complainant 3,000 euros in costs.
3. The complainant’s claims are otherwise dismissed.
4. The applications to intervene are dismissed.
The complainant, who was an Ombudsman contact person, contests the attitude of the President who, he considers, interfered with the Ombudsman's independence.
complaint allowed; intervention; decision quashed; independence; ombudsman