Anti-corruption watchdog wants Parliament scrutiny of Ferber
Transparency International expressed concerns about a possible breach of the Parliament’s code of conduct in a letter to Antonio Tajani.
9/21/17, Politico.eu: Anti-corruption watchdog wants Parliament scrutiny of Ferber
"The president of the European Parliament should scrutinize German MEP Markus Ferber’s links to two Switzerland-registered organizations, the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International said in response to an article by POLITICO.Transparency International expressed its concerns about a possible breach of the Parliament’s code of conduct in a letter to the assembly’s president Antonio Tajani on Thursday.
The European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group in Parliament accused Ferber of “double-dealings.” Fabio De Masi, a German GUE/NGL Parliamentarian, said in a statement: “It doesn’t matter whether Mr. Ferber has offered products in financial services related to MiFID II for remuneration or pro bono.”
“Even if he had been unpaid,” De Masi added, “lobbyists often reward such activities with lucrative jobs at the end of one’s mandate. Mr. Ferber should therefore have declared his conflict of interest and should not have been responsible for this legislative procedure.”