The European Commission’s proposals to reform the EU staff regulations were broadly supported by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI), on 25 April. The central plank of the reforms - a 5% staff reduction in each institution and agency - stays in Dagmar Roth-Behrendt’s (S&D, Germany) report backed by 19 MEPs (three against and two abstentions). JURI members also added new rules to protect whistleblowers and a cooling-off period for civil servants in order to prevent conflicts of interest.
Reform of staff regulations: JURI broadly backs Commission proposal
In a plenary vote, the European Parliament today adopted a report by Monica Macovei MEP (PPE), deciding that the approval of the European food agency’s 2010 budget will be postponed. Also, a strong resolution was adopted denouncing the conflicts of interest that have plagued the agency. A similar decision was taken on the approval of the 2010 budget of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Today, 28 September 2011, the European Parliament votes on six legislative acts on "economic governance", also known as the "six-pack on economic governance". Corporate Europe Observatory, together with other European public interest organisations and trade unions calls on MEPs to reject the six proposals, and to join forces with social movements in our attempt to set Europe on a new course, a course of democracy, welfare and social rights.
EU Ombudsman launches investigation into Commission’s alleged failure to curb conflicts of interest via the revolving door
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