Stronger ethics regulation

One year on from MEP scandal: Parliament must be strict on implementation of ethics code to avoid new scandals

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

One year after the ‘cash-for-amendments’ scandal, ALTER-EU warns that the new ethical code introduced does not include all the safeguards necessary to prevent another ‘lobbygate’.

 

Firm action to regulate ‘revolving door’ between European institutions and lobby industry needed

Publication date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU, EuroCoop, Transparency International Brussels office, Solidar, EURODAD, EPSU

When EU institution staff members leave public service and become lobbyists, conflicts of interest may arise that can damage the integrity of the public policy-making process and the reputation of the European institutions.

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Translations into German, French and Spanish, of 'Revolving Doors' report executive summary

Publication date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU, C%rditrad

La “puerta giratoria” que parece unir a las instituciones de la UE con el sector privado..
Le « pantouflage » qui relit directement les institutions de l’Union européenne au secteur privé..
Die “Drehtür” welche die EU-Institutionen direkt mit dem Privatsektor zu verbinden..

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Open letter to President and Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament about implementation of the new code of conduct

Publication date: 
Monday, January 23, 2012
Author: 
ALTER-EU

The importance of effective implementation of the code, including clear definitions, became evident last week when a news medium reported that the CEO of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce intended to take the seat as MEP from March 1st, without giving up the job as chair of the lobby group.

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Letter to Mr Nociar, head of Cabinet of Commissioner Šefčovič on 'revolving door' issues

Publication date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Author: 
Olivier Hoedeman on behalf of ALTER-EU's steering committee

In an earlier letter Mr Nociar has stated that the Commission “already ensures far-reaching transparency in the application of Article 16 of the Staff Regulations”. How is this so? It seems to us there is very little transparency on this issue, let alone proactive transparency.

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Open letter to and response from Health Commissionner Mr Dalli regarding new details revolving door case former head of EMA Mr Lönngren

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Author: 
HAI-E, Formindep, ALTER-EU

Following correspondence with Dr Lönngren our press statement of 19 Dec 2011 has been updated. Evidence suggests Dr Lönngren’s post employment activities with private pharmaceutical industry were arranged whilst being employed by EMA. His consultancy, Pharma Executive Consulting Ltd, was incorporated 2 months before he left EMA.

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Open letter to and response from European Medicines Agency director: Staff Regulations ought to be reviewed and tightened

Publication date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Author: 
HAI-E, Formindep, ALTER-EU

Following correspondence with Dr Lönngren, our press statement of 19 December 2011 has now been amended and is available on ALTER-EU's website and via the link in this letter. Questions regarding the application of the Staff Regulations concerning employees who take part in an outside activity, intend to leave or leave the service at the EMA.

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