Saturday, 16 February 2013

A role for the ombudsman in checking on lobbyists?

It is every bit as big a problem in Australia as in the EU!

BBC News - EU Commission probed by ombudsman over lobbyists:
The European Ombudsman has begun investigating the European Commission's links with lobbyists amid concern about alleged conflicts of interest.
The Commission, which drafts EU laws, has been accused of allowing officials to take up consultancy jobs without a sufficient "cooling off" period.
The ombudsman - the EU's main transparency watchdog - has asked to see Commission files on cases where outside interests may have won favours.
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