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Sample letter to EU commissioners about revolving door rules

Publication date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Author: 
ALTER-EU steering committee

This is one of the 28 identical letters which have been sent to individual European commissioners to remind them of their revolving door obligations when they leave office under the code of conduct for commissioners.

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Conflict of interest: EU still not tackling the revolving door of commissioners into private sector

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Author: 
Vicky Cann
Media title: 
Policy Review

As the Barroso II Commission prepares to leave office, it is time to make sure that the European Commission’s revolving door rules are fit for purpose, otherwise the EU risks walking straight into another round of conflicts of interest scandals – says writes Vicky Cann

Commission revolving door rules 'useless' in tackling conflicts of interest

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Author: 
Jorgo Riss
Media title: 
TheParliament.com

The EU's revolving door rules for commissioners are in need of strengthening, argues Jorgo Riss.

“Stop 2014 being year of revolving door!” say transparency campaigners

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

ALTER-EU has today written to President Barroso to call for further reforms to the revolving door rules before the current Commission leave office.

 

Review of revolving door rules in the Staff Regulations

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Author: 
ALTER-EU

The provisions on conflicts of interest, including from post-employment activities (Art. 11, 12 and 16) in the European Commission's Staff Regulations do not go far enough in preventing the risk of actual or apparent conflicts of interest that arise through the revolving door – when public officials leave office and go to work in private sector lobby jobs.

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ALTER-EU groups complain about breach of parliamentary Code of Conduct by European Parliament Former Members Association + Reply from President SCHULZ

Publication date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Author: 
Friends of the Earth Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory

ALTER-EU groups have complained to European Parliament (EP) President Schulz about the 'EP Former Members Association (FMA)' openly seeking corporate sponsorship for activities at the premises of the European Parliament, in clear violation of the Code of Conduct for (ex-)MEPs.

Lessons from a #Lobbycracy: Transformation for Transparency and Rules for Revolving Door

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Author: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB)

With regulatory review processes underway, both lobbying transparency and the revolving door between public officials and private sector lobbyists in Brussels are hot topics. Come and discuss the lessons from a #lobbycracy with us!

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