Romania has recently been hit with a series of corruption scandals which have gravely affected the parliament’s image. In September 2012 Transparency International Romania (TI-Ro) with the help of two other NGOs specialized in the field, Pro Democratia and Centre for Legal Resources put forward a proposal for a Code of Conduct in the agenda […]
We have been posting a series of articles on codes of conduct. Scandals from Brussels to Tbilisi show why it is important that public officials live by a code. Launched in July our blog post series has extolled the benefits and challenges of codes, examined their application in continental and common law countries. Different codes […]
In the European Parliament the issue of codes of conduct is a hot topic at the moment. As one Member of the European Parliament recently stated on facebook, “What my employment was before I was elected, is not of the European Parliament or your business.” Unfortunately, it seems that some members of the European Parliament (MEPs) […]
What are the benefits of a code of conduct? Ensuring better conduct by public officials is integral to building greater integrity. This is the logic behind having a code of conduct. This post is part of our series on codes of conduct. To read the first post in the series, click here. Also, be sure […]
Stories of conflict of interests among top European Union officials are becoming all-too-frequent headlines in the news. The problems have largely sprung from the so-called revolving door that has been created in Brussels as officials exit public service and quickly enter into the charge of business. The EU capital is not alone in having a […]
Sylvia Schenk, a former German Olympic athlete and lawyer, is a senior advisor to Transparency International, the anti-corruption NGO and chair of TI Deutschland, TI’s German chapter. What a surprise: there is match-fixing in football and the authorities appear to be taken aback. This was not supposed to happen. Four years ago when German referee […]
Thursday is an important day for Europe. The elections for the European Parliament begin. The expenses scandal in the UK shows that politicians in Europe are no angels. Therefore trust, transferred by vote, should be supplemented by clear regulations and transparency rules on the European level. Although there have been some steps in the past, […]
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