giovedì 27 luglio 2017

Comunicati stampa - Ombudsman asks nine questions on handling of Commissioners’ post-mandate jobs Mediatore Europeo

European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has asked the Commission to reply to nine questions about the role of its Ad Hoc Ethical Committee and how the Commission deals with the post-mandate activities of Commissioners, including its President.

The nine questions were put by the Ombudsman in a letter to Commission President Juncker. The Ethical Committee advises the Commission on post term-of-office activities and has three members.

The Ombudsman welcomed Commission President Juncker’s proposal to strengthen the Commissioner’s Code of Conduct by extending the ‘cooling-off’ period for post-mandate jobs. However, she asks whether the Code is sufficient to guarantee the EU Treaty obligations on current and former Commissioners.

The inquiry incorporates issues raised in several complaints, received by the Ombudsman in February and March 2017.(...)

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