Ombudsman O’Reilly presents findings after studying over 100 decisions pertaining to outgoing senior staff, of which a mere 2 were rejected.
Previous-day version of textual proposal shows expansive language removed from finally adopted guidelines.
Guidelines contain non-compelling language and continue to suggest that the Presidency is not part of the Council.
The EU institutions have until shown reluctance to enforce their own ethics rules, sparking societal outrage. Yet it would not take a revolution to fix the ethical framework of the EU, MEP Daniel Freund argues.