Conflicts of interest former Commissioners: relevant documents

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The European Commission has promised online transparency around the approval of new posts for ex-Commissioners, but appears only to be valid for when the current Commissioners leave office. Meanwhile, ALTER-EU will publish all documents that it got access to regarding those that have preceeded them.

Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, should realise online transparency for all EU officials, as fonctionnaires  often wield considerable influence and, in that respect, are not less important than (ex-)Commissioners.

Chapter from Bursting the Brussels Bubble on Conflicts of interest of former Commissioners and Commission staff:

Note: All the documents listed below were obtained through access to documents requests under regulation 1049/2001.

Joe Borg

Benita Ferrero Waldner

Meglena Kuneva

Charlie McCreevy

Günter Verheugen