Former employer: DG Transport and Energy (for 23 years), Principal adviser to the Director-General
Date: December, 2007
New employer: Hill & Knowlton (lobby consultancy), Senior adviser on transport, energy and environment
"I have the pleasure of informing you that these activities can be authorised as long as you do not deal with affairs with which you have knowledge through your work at DG Tren and which risk being incompatible with the legitimate interests of the institution. In particular, you must abstain from working on or giving advice on any affairs which you worked on yourself or which the service under your responsibilty worked on. This particuarly concerns legislative dossiers or others which remain open".
"CEO considers that Mr Werring should have been subject to a full cooling off period or ban for 2 years, to adequately tackle the risk of conflicts of interest".
Hill & Knowlton’s clients include Cathay Pacific, European Express Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, Japan International Transport Institute, and the Port of Rotterdam, all of which are likely to have major interests in the Commission’s transport and energy policies. (Source: EU transparency register)More information is available in the ALTER-EU report: Block the revolving door - why we need to stop EU officials becoming lobbyists: http://www.alter-eu.org/revolving-doors
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