MEPs write to Juncker about commissioners and the revolving door

Publication date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Twenty five MEPs, led by Dennis De Jong and including MEPs from five political groups, have urgently written to President Juncker demanding tougher revolving door rules for departing commissioners.

Executive summary / policy recommendations: 
  • The notification period for former commissioners should be extended to three years,
  • The ban on lobbying should also be extended to three years,
  • The commission should replace the current ad hoc ethical committee with a professional and fully independent ethics committee,
  • The commission should publish all its decisions on commissioners' revolving door moves on its website
  • Below you can also read President Juncker's reply to the MEPs.