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Eurocrats are protesting on Barroso want to receive pensions

Publication date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Author: 
IAR

A group of current and former Eurocrats want to receive EU retirement the former head of the European Commission Jose Barroso for his work for the US bank Goldman Sachs.The petition in this case was signed by 151,000 people - officials from the EU institutions in Brussels and the Member States. Today it has been communicated leaders of the European institutions.

EU petition on Barroso's Goldman Sachs job signed by more than 150,000

Publication date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Author: 
Jennifer Rankin

Declaration says former European commission president ‘morally reprehensible’ for joining US bank. 

More than 150,000 people have signed an EU staff petition demanding that the former European commission president José Manuel Barroso loses his pension for taking a job at Goldman Sachs.

Media Advisory: Wednesday 12 Oct: After Barroso scandal, petition hand-in outside Berlaymont

Publication date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Activists dressed as former Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and former commissioners Karel de Gucht and Neelie Kroes, wearing jumpsuits emblazoned with the logos of their new roles, joined by a crowd with a banner calling for urgent reform of the revolving doors rules.

 

Commission announcement on Barroso needs to be beginning of revolving doors action

Publication date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU welcomes the news that the Juncker Commission will refer, to its ad hoc ethical committee, former Commission President Barroso's move to become chairman of Goldman Sachs International.

 

55,000 sign petition as campaigners fight for transparency in EU lobbying

Publication date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016
Author: 
Nathanael Williams @RobertJSomynne
Media title: 
Commonspace

Barroso’s Goldman Sachs chairmanship sparks campaign for greater transparency among MEPs and EU institutions 

A PETITION calling for action on the lobbying activities of EU officials has gained 55,000 signatures in a bid to pressure for transparency on a “revolving door” culture in the European Union.

NGOs launch petition for tougher rules to block ex-commissioners’ revolving door

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Following the high-level appointment of former European Commission President Barroso to Goldman Sachs, an alliance of pro-transparency NGOs has launched a citizens’ petition demanding stricter rules for ex-EU commissioners’ revolving door moves.

 

Whose representatives? MEPs on the industry payroll

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Author: 
Joint press release by ALTER-EU Steering Committee members Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and Lobbycontrol

Potential conflicts of interest persist in EU parliament – new research

Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.

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