Paul de Clerck (spokesperson of ALTER-EU) of Friends of the Earth Europe, a campaign group, said that the 18-month period was too short to prevent potential conflicts of interest. His group has called for a three-year moratorium. He added that the rules still left openings for ex-commissioners to engage in lobbying and called for a total ban during the cooling-off period.
MEPs, campaigners attack revised code of conduct for commissioners
Thursday, April 28, 2011