Revolving Door

Bahamas Leaks: Another setback  for the EU Commission

The European commission is lurching from one Corruption scandal to the next. It's easy to get the impression that the body is gradually losing all credibility when you read the headlines on the most recent 'Bahamas Leaks' scandal involving Neelie Kroes.
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Barroso and the European Commission's "revolving doors"

José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European commission, had accepted Goldman Sachs’ offer to become non-executive chairman of the banking firm’s international subsidiary. The news provoked waves of protest from the company, and embarrassed silence from Brussels.

A heady climate for Brussels' revolving door policy

The Revolving Door between the institutions and the energy industry represents a failure of conflicts of interest rules and a failure to ensure a sufficient distance between the public sector and energy lobbies.
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EU ombudsman questions Barroso's Brexit role at Goldman Sachs

A top EU official has questioned the European commission's ethical standards over the new role of ex-Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at US investment bank Goldman Sachs.
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From News: Diplomatic (Money)Bags

HAVING cultivated a dignified, elder statesman persona before he left government last year, former foreign secretary Lord (William) Hague is less remembered now for his main contribution to foreign policy: the misguided transformation of the FCO into a sales operation rather than a diplomatic one.
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Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job

Mr Barroso has come under fire for taking up a job advising a major bank on Brexit.

Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs

Google stands accused of employing former goverment officials in order to get close to government.
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Romanian prosecutors arrest local mayor over Bucharest nightclub fire

Romanian prosecutors arrest local mayor over Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 38 people
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