Olivier Hoedeman, with the group ALTER-EU, dedicated to improving lobbying transparency in Brussels, said: "The number of MEPs who have second jobs… some of those second jobs involve lobbying and a lot of them involve conflicts of interest. Those are things that now have to be seriously discussed because it is a gliding scale between conflicts of interest and corruption. And it is not acceptable for European citizens."
EU Parliament anti-bribe drive
Friday, April 1, 2011