Corporate lobby power and transparency campaigner for ALTER-EU and Friends of the Earth, Natacha Cingotti: ''There is no proper code of conduct for the members of Parliament at the level of the Parliament. There is no ethic committee, there only exist some rules are procedures, which are very weak. Today's scandal shows that no one can prevent this kind of thing from happening so we are calling for the setting up of strict rules when members of Parliament have a job in addition to their mandate, and also for prohibiting the types of employment linked to lobbying, which can clearly result in serious conflict of interest.'' See the video here.
'Cash-for-laws' reportage Reuters
Tuesday, March 22, 2011