Yet again the revolving door spins – at European level this time

A reader from Tokyo sends a link to this TTIP news


It records the remarkable extent to which the revolving door between the public and private sectors – featured on a number of blogs on this site – is helping to grease the wheels of the TTIP corporate lobby.

Some of the EU’s most senior decision-makers and officials, alongside those from the member state levels, spin through the revolving door into corporate advisor roles; others go in the other direction, from corporate jobs into the public sector.

These revolving door cases cover some of the biggest EU corporate lobby sectors, including telecoms and IT issues; food and agriculture; finance; investor-state dispute settlement; pharmaceuticals; regulatory cooperation; and others. This presents great potential for conflicts of interest.

Read the details of so many civil servants in relevant departments moving to multinationals and lobbying their former colleagues here.

Posted on July 24, 2015, in Civil servants, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Economy, Environment, EU, Finance, Foreign policy, Government, Lobbying, Parliamentary failure, Party funding, Planning, Revolving door, Vested interests and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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