EU petition on Barroso's Goldman Sachs job signed by more than 150,000

Publication date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
Jennifer Rankin

Declaration says former European commission president ‘morally reprehensible’ for joining US bank. 

More than 150,000 people have signed an EU staff petition demanding that the former European commission president José Manuel Barroso loses his pension for taking a job at Goldman Sachs.


The petition organisers, who wish to remain anonymous, will be represented at handover by a group of retired EU officials and staff unions. At the same time, campaigners from Transparency International and the Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation, will deliver a separate petition criticising the “revolving door between the European commission and big business”.