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Le code de bonne conduite européen ridiculisé par l’affaire Barroso

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Author: 
Mathilde Régis
Media title: 
Le Lanceur

Le recrutement de José Manuel Barroso par une banque largement impliquée dans la crise grecque ne constitue pas une infraction pour le comité d’éthique de l’Union européenne. L’ex-président de la Commission peut, selon le code de “bonne conduite” des commissaires européens, faire pression et défendre la cause” de la banque d’investissement américaine Goldman Sachs auprès des membres de la Commission et de leur personnel”, dès lors que le délai de 18 mois inscrit dans ce code est respecté. Sur cette affaire, Jean-Claude Juncker, actuel président de la Commission, est attendu au tournant.

MEPs write to Juncker about commissioners and the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Twenty five MEPs, led by Dennis De Jong and including MEPs from five political groups, have urgently written to President Juncker demanding tougher revolving door rules for departing commissioners.

“Don't go through the revolving door”, transparency campaigners tell EU commissioners

Publication date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

European commissioners have been reminded of the need to avoid conflicts of interest which undermine public trust in EU policy-making, as they near the end of their term in office.

 

Sample letter to EU commissioners about revolving door rules

Publication date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Author: 
ALTER-EU steering committee

This is one of the 28 identical letters which have been sent to individual European commissioners to remind them of their revolving door obligations when they leave office under the code of conduct for commissioners.

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Conflict of interest: EU still not tackling the revolving door of commissioners into private sector

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Author: 
Vicky Cann
Media title: 
Policy Review

As the Barroso II Commission prepares to leave office, it is time to make sure that the European Commission’s revolving door rules are fit for purpose, otherwise the EU risks walking straight into another round of conflicts of interest scandals – says writes Vicky Cann

Commission revolving door rules 'useless' in tackling conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Author: 
Jorgo Riss
Media title: 
TheParliament.com

The EU's revolving door rules for commissioners are in need of strengthening, argues Jorgo Riss.

“Stop 2014 being year of revolving door!” say transparency campaigners

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU has today written to President Barroso to call for further reforms to the revolving door rules before the current Commission leave office.

 

Transparency campaigners challenge the decision to renew the mandate of the members of the ad hoc ethical committee

Publication date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013
Author: 
Corporate Accountability International, Corporate Europe Observatory (ALTER-EU) and LobbyControl (ALTER-EU)

The European Commission in mid-December decided to renew the mandate of the three members of the ad hoc ethical committee (Michel Petite, Rafael Garcia-Valdecasas and Terry Wynn) for a second three year period. The signatories of this letter would like to ask you to re-consider Mr. Petites’ re-appointment.

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