I don’t normally frequent the websites of the European Court of Justice and the European Ombudsman. Yes, I am an EU geek, but not that much of an EU geek. But a friend asked me some questions today and hence I visited both sites. You could argue that the ECJ’s work is adequately technical to mean that few citizens are going to look at it, especially as the EP’s OEIL legislation database is easier to use anyway.
But what’s up with the Ombudsman? He’s supposed to be the first point of call for people wanting to complain about something the EU is doing wrong, and the site is horribly retro and generally gruesome. The icon shown to the right here appears on the homepage – what’s up with this guy’s head? Looks like the shape of a factory roof? Everything looks like it was designed sometime around 1998.