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.
JURI broadly backs Commission proposal
Thursday, April 26, 2012