Stronger ethics regulation

Block the revolving door: why we need to stop EU officials becoming lobbyists

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Too few checks are being made on ex-Commission officials who move into jobs in the lobby industry, resulting in abuses of power, according to a report published today (Thursday 24 November) by ALTER-EU.

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Letter to Commissioner Šefčovič to to ask to overhaul the revolving door rules in current review of Staff Regulations

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Author: 
ALTER-EU steering committee

[T]he Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) launches [...] a major campaign to address the problem of the revolving door between the EU institutions and the lobby industry in Brussels.

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MEPs back new code of conduct after bribery scandal

Publication date: 
Friday, November 18, 2011
Author: 
Philip Ebels
Media title: 
EU Observer

Euro-deputies in the key committee dealing with parliamentary rules on Thursday (17 November) approved a new code of conduct obliging them to more transparency and disclosure after a cash-for-amendments scandal uncovered earlier this year.

AFCO rubber-stamps Buzek draft, gift provision weakened

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Author: 
Gaspard Sebag
Media title: 
Europolitics

Making minor changes, the members of the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) rubber-stamped [..] the draft code of conduct for MEPs [...]. CEO (member of ALTER-EU) [...] points out the weakening of the provision concerning gifts and the importance of proper implementation.

ALTER-EU welcomes Parliament vote to accept MEP Code of Conduct but regrets weakening of rules around gifts

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Press release issued by: 
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU)

Transparency campaigners today welcomed the vote of the European Parliament constitutional affairs committee (AFCO) on the proposed Code of Conduct for MEPs [1], but warned that an important loophole on the definition of gifts risks undermining the core of the proposals.

 

Rules or no rules, that's the question!

Publication date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Author: 
Koen Roovers
Media title: 
New Europe

The new code of conduct for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), drafted earlier this year, seems to be turning into a battle on ethics now that more MEPs are looking at what the code might mean for them. The draft is currently being discussed in the Constitutional Affairs committee (AFCO).

Neuer Verhaltenskodex für EuropaparlamentarierInnen

Publication date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Author: 
German League for Nature and Environment
Media title: 
DNR

Ein neuer Verhaltenskodex für EuropaparlamentarierInnen soll dazu beitragen, Skandale zu vermeiden und Interessenskonflikte zu verhindern. Die Konferenz der Präsidenten des Europäischen Parlaments hat am 07. Juli den Entwurf für den Verhaltenskodex einstimmig befürwortet.

Corruption: le Parlement européen bientôt doté d'un code d'éthique

Publication date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Author: 
AFP
Media title: 
La Libre

ALTER-EU, un groupement de 160 ONG anti-corruption, a salué un "pas en avant significatif", tout en déplorant que le Parlement ne soit pas allé plus loin.

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