Mogens Peter Carl
Former employer: DG Environment, Director-General
Date: February, 2010
New employer: Kreab Gavin Anderson (lobby consultancy), Senior Adviser
"I have the pleasure to inform you that there is no incompatibility between the prescribed regulations and the activities that you have described in your application dated 11/11/2009, and they can be authorised".
"The activities mentioned by Mr Carl as part of his tasks at KGA included “strategic consulting on international economic relations including energy issues” and his employment at Kreab (as a lobbyist / lobbying adviser, including on energy issues) is clearly related to the work he carried out during his preceding work at the Commission. CEO considers that the Commission could – and should - have introduced a cooling off period or ban for two years before allowing Mr Carl's job move."
Kreab is a major lobby consultancy which has “around 50 EU experts in our Brussels office focused on helping our clients to understand and influence EU decision making” with four fifths of its staff involved in activities covered by the lobby register. Information from EU Transparency Register, viewed 6 July 2012: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/public/consultation/displaylobbyist.do?id=1078390517-54Kreab says that it is “especially focused on financial services, envrionment [sic], energy and the internal market”. Information from EU Transparency Register, viewed 6 July 2012: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/public/consultation/displaylobbyist.do?id=1078390517-54Its single biggest client in 2010 was Scania (the vehicle manufacturer), which accounted for approximately 12 per cent of KGA Brussels' overall turnover. Information from EU Transparency Register, viewed 6 July 2012: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/public/consultation/displaylobbyist.do?id=1078390517-54Upon his appointment, the Karl Isaksson the managing partner of KGA in Brussels said: “Mogens brings with him a formidable wealth of experience in European public affairs as well as great knowledge about environment, energy and trade policy, all greatly important areas for our clients.” Information from Public Affairs News, 8 February 2010: http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/no_cache/home/european-news/news-detail/newsArticle/former-top-commission-official-joins-agency-in-brussels/10/?tx_ttnews[pointer]=6&cHash=f9dad1fa90Before joining DG Environment, Mr Carl was previously Director-General at DG Trade (2000-2005).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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