The European Commission maintains that the stealth promotion of Martin Selmayr to secretary-general followed all the rules despite findings of maladministration in a report by the EU’s watchdog, the European Ombudsman. In a statement, EU budget commissioner Gunther Oettinger said that the commission “does not share all aspects of the underlying report”. He also says the Commission “has a different factual assessment” on some aspects of the Ombudsman’s findings. Read and decide Support quality EU news Get instant access to all articles — and 18 year’s of archives. 30 days free trial.