Thousands sign petition demanding more transparency on ex-commissioners

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Martin Banks
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More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition urging the commission to close the "revolving doors" for ex-commissioners who move on to lucrative private sector lobby jobs after they step down.


"50.163 signatories demand new lobby code now", it read on the petition card that ALTER-EU's Paul De Clerck handed over to Commissioner Šefčovič. This citizen's initiative came about within a week, an indicator how strong a lot of people feel about the lack of transparancy and proper ethic guidelines in the EU.