President Juncker proposes to tighten the Code of Conduct for Commissioners
EU News 379/2016
Brussels, 23 November 2016
As announced in his State of the Union Address 2016, President Jean-Claude Juncker has today sent a letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, seeking the Parliament's views on two important issues: first, a proposal to update the 2010 Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission in order to allow Commissioners to be candidates to European Parliament elections without having to take a leave of absence. Second, the Commission's intention to tighten the Code of Conduct for Commissioners extending the "cooling-off" period from currently 18 months to two years for former Commissioners and to three years for the President of the Commission.
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