Ombudsman refunds €100,000 to Belgian NGO

Ombudsman refunds €100,000 to Belgian NGO


The European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros settled a dispute between the European Commission and a Belgian NGO, after the Commission recovered €150,000 from an EU project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR), due to insufficient documentation.

In 2004 and 2005, the Flemish NGO Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen carried out a project to help migrants in the DRC to set up micro-businesses. The European Commission covered about €500,000 from the total cost of more than €750,...


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