Daniel Freund

23. December 2020 Transparency

Save the date 13.01.2021 14-16h How should the EU Ethics Body look like? Discuss online with key decision makers

The EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules for lobby transparency, for Commissioners and staff to cool-off before taking the revolving door into a lobby job and against other conflicts of interest.

Yet, the rules fail when put into practice. Third countries like China and Russia are still able to buy inside knowledge of EU institutions. The implementation of the rules is too fragmented and politicised. Ethic rules should therefore be implemented by an independent body. The new EU Commission finally promised such an independent EU ethics body with its election last year.

The European Parliament appointed Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA) as rapporteur to draft how this body should look like, together with shadow rapporteurs Social-Democrat Giuliano Pisapia and Gilles Boyer of the liberal Renew group.

Come join these key decision makers and law professor Alberto Alemanno for a discussion on how to best design such an independent EU ethics body! Alemanno will present his recent study on legal options and a comparison of best practise bodies from France, Canada, Ireland and the UK.

Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA), Giuliano Pisapia (S&D) and Gilles Boyer (Renew) invite you for this online conference on Wednesday 13 January 2021 14h-16h

To save your place in this event, please register now: https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/event/for-an-independent-eu-ethics-body-common-to-all-eu-institutions/ 


  •   presentation by Alberto Alemanno of his study
  •   statements and comments by the rapporteur and shadows
  •   time for your questions and answers by all panelists

You can follow the event in English, French and Italian interpretation.