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Israeli Ombudsman visits the Austrian Ombudsman Board

October 27, 2010

The Israeli State Comptroller and Ombudsman Micha Lindenstrauss visited the Austrian Ombudsman Board on Wednesday, 20 October 2010. Lindenstrauss met Ombudswomen Dr. Getrude Brinek and Terezija Stoisits and discussed the working methods of both institutions as well as options for an enhanced cooperation between the two institutions.

Ombudsman Lindenstraus pointed out the importance of his institution in Israel, which is also shown by the high number of complaints. On average, 14,000 citizens turn to the Ombudsman each year.

„We are very pleased with this valuable exchange of experience. The Austrian Ombudsman Board which also hosts the General Secretariat of the International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I.) is interested in enhancing cooperation that improves the citizens’ rights to a transparent and fair public administration”, said Ombudswomen Gertrude Brinek and Terezija Stoisits.