Revolving Door Agreement

The Access All Areas report[4] finds that 30% of the 161 MEPs who left politics to find another job were employed by organisations registered in the EU Transparency Register at the beginning of 2017. At the same time, the report found that 15 out of 27 Commissioners who had stepped down in 2014 started working with organisations in the EU Lobbyists Register at the end of their 18-month reflection period. The report also notes that the legal framework for the revolving door phenomenon in the European Union could be improved by a stronger ethical framework, including an independent ethics authority that would decide which professional activities are subject to a conflict of interest. .