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Press release: side jobs of MEPs raise ethics concerns

Our full report is available here. Members of the European Parliament have earned a total of at least €18 million – and possibly as much as €41 million – from side jobs since they were elected in 2014, according to new research by...
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MEP Ferber accused of breaking ethics rules

Politico have just published a story which alleges that Markus Ferber, a Member of the European Parliament, may have breached Parliamentary ethics rules. The story claims that Ferber, who was the lead negotiator for the Markets in Financial...
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Why Juncker’s ethics reforms deserve a B+

It’s September and back to school for the European Commission, which has come out with some very welcome changes to how the ethics around the institution are governed. After former President Barroso’s move to Goldman Sachs,...
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Who to blame when you cannot blame Brussels?

Blaming Brussels is one of the easiest techniques for any politician to make an excuse. But who do you blame when you cannot blame Brussels because you ‘are’ Brussels? The current negotiations for a mandatory EU lobby register provide an...
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From Russia with Lobbying

Russian corporate lobbying in the EU happens almost exclusively in the shadows. In all time low in EU-Russia relations, Transparency International Russia shines a light on how Russian companies achieve their aims while avoiding public scrutiny.