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

Publication date: 
jeudi, January 23, 2014
Jorgo Riss
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The EU's revolving door rules for commissioners are in need of strengthening, argues Jorgo Riss.


It is a mere eight months until the current college of commissioners are due to leave office and rumours suggest that as many as half of the current crop will not be re-appointed.

The alliance for lobbying transparency and ethics regulation (ALTER-EU) is concerned that the revolving door rules for commissioners are not strong enough to prevent a repeat of the conflicts of interest scandals which dogged the end of the first Barroso commission.