About: Barroso commission

Public Affairs 12-10-2016

EU employees set to hand in petition against Barroso

Hundreds of thousands of EU officials and citizens have signed a petition calling for a suspension of pension rights to former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso for taking a job at Goldman Sachs.

The Brief: Will EU officials strike over Barroso-gate?

EU officials are still seething about José Manuel Barroso pocketing a bumper paycheck from Goldman Sachs to advise the US investment bank on Brexit.
Connie Hedegaard, pictured in October 2013

Hedegaard: ‘We have to be careful about what we label as red tape’

The European Commission's drive to cut down EU legislation may sound like a good idea. But it can also do more harm than good, by reinstating borders in the single market, warns Connie Hedegaard.
Vicky Cann, Corporate Europe Observatory
Public Affairs 21-01-2015

Old Commissioners, new revolving doors

Only three months after the Barroso II Commission left office, some prominent members have already made moves in their professional careers which are putting to test the EU executive’s policy on revolving doors, writes Vicky Cann.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-10-2014

Barroso’s swan song

European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso held a final speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office. Speaking for over half an hour, Barroso pointed out at what he considered the achievements of the Barroso II Commission, highlighting trade agreements, the Banking Union and the climate goals.
EU Elections 2014 04-09-2014

The EU is in a spin, officials get caught in revolving doors

It's revolving door season in Brussels as ex-MEPs, departing commissioners and former officials decide on their future career moves. But the rules preventing conflicts of interest and abuses of power are found wanting states Vicky Cann.
Karel De Gucht
EU Elections 2014 03-04-2014

De Gucht will stand for EU election, but will not campaign

Six EU Commissioners will stand for the European elections and will take leave to campaign. A seventh one, Belgium’s Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht, will not take leave, as he has no plans to campaign and will not take up his MEP seat if he is elected, the EU executive said.

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