Strasbourg, 18 March 2004
Draft recommendation to the European Commission in complaint 1889/2002/GG. Strasbourg, 11 March 2004
In view of the above, the Ombudsman makes the following draft recommendation to the Commission, in accordance with Article 3 (6) of the Statute of the Ombudsman:
The Commission should reconsider its refusal to pay the costs the complainant claimed in its cost statements nos 3 and 4.
The Commission and the complainant will be informed of this draft recommendation. In accordance with Article 3 (6) of the Statute of the Ombudsman, the Commission shall send a detailed opinion by 15 June 2004. The detailed opinion could consist of the acceptance of the Ombudsman's decision and a description of the measures taken to implement the draft recommendation.