Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg — 13 February 2020

I last addressed this gathering on a beautiful day in late September 2013 following my first election as European Ombudsman and I once again thank the European Parliament for its trust in me.

On that autumn day I quoted the Irish poet Seamus Heaney and spoke of how I took inspiration from his exhortation in the poem he wrote in 2004 in celebration of the new EU member states — to move lips, move minds and let new meanings flare.

I also committed on that day to making the work of my office much more relevant and impactful, to assisting…

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