Stronger ethics regulation

ALTER-EU contribution to the Ombudsman's public consultation on public service principles for EU civil servants

Publication date: 
Friday, May 13, 2011
Author: 
ALTER-EU

ALTER-EU welcomes the initiative to draft a statement of public service principles for EU civil servants. We agree that such a set of principles could help “promote good administration and make maladministration less likely to occur.”

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Letter to European Commission president Barroso on code of conduct for commissioners and the upcoming decision on the Ethical Committee

Publication date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Author: 
ALTER-EU

Instead of introducing a clear cooling-off period of several years, the Commission decided on a notification period of only 18 months [...]. The new Code mentions a ban on lobbying [...], but unfortunately this appears to be insufficient to avoid conflicts of interest. The Code only covers issues falling within the ex-Commissioner's own portfolio.

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Paul de Clerck on ethical lobbying

Publication date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paul de Clerck, spokesperson of ALTER-EU and campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, talked with a French journalist about lobbying transparency and the latest scandal involving members of the European Parliament that tabled amendments in return for money or lucrative lobby jobs in a 'sting' operationthe of the UK paper 'the Sunday Times'.

 

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