HEC in the Press

Lawmakers tighten EU Parliament rules, but fail to ban all second jobs

Euractiv.com, 14 December 2016

The new rule prohibiting MEPs from engaging in paid professional lobbying directly linked to the Union decision-making process is likely to reveal inadequacies, according to Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Regulation. 

“This is true for at least two reasons – he added – the scope of this provision appears quite narrow and difficult to define and, in any event, its enforcement will remain entirely at the discretion of the next president of the European Parliament.”


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