JURI broadly backs Commission proposal

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Gaspard Sebag
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The European Commission’s proposals to reform the EU staff regulations were broadly supported by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI), on 25 April.


MEPs also took advantage of the reform of the EU staff regulations to push for tougher rules on conflicts of interest. They request that former senior officials be banned from engaging in lobbying or advocacy vis-à-vis staff of their former institution on matters for which they were responsible during twelve months after they leave the service. Furthermore, JURI demanded that each institution put in place a procedure for handing complaints of whistleblowers.