Στην ανακοίνωση του Ευρωπαίου Επιτρόπου Ombudsman αναφέρεται ότι .. " The Ombudsman received 2 510 complaints in 2011, compared to 2 667 in 2010. He opened a record number of 396 investigations into alleged maladministration by the EU administration. This represents an increase of 18% compared to the previous year, when 335 inquiries were opened. In 2011, Spain, with 361 complaints, overtook Germany (308) with the greatest number of complaints, followed by Poland (233) and Belgium (190). Relative to population, however, the greatest proportion of complaints came from Luxembourg and Cyprus ."