New MEP code of conduct lacks 'strong and clear' enforcement

Publication date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Media title: 
The Parliament

ALTER-EU is using the anniversary to urge parliament's president Martin Schulz to propose "strong and clear" enforcement measures in order to guarantee "consistent interpretation and strict enforcement".


"In particular, ALTER-EU is calling for the code to contain clear provisions and guidance for implementation."

This should include, it says, the "guarantee of full transparency and clarity" about MEPs' financial interests.

Natacha Cingotti [transparency campaigner for ALTER-EU] added, "The current forms, often handwritten and unreadable and only accessible on each of the 754 MEPs' individual webpages, are unsatisfactory.