Brussels Playbook: Draining the Swamp — EU diplo academy — Poland’s Lex Tusk

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2023
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EU PRESENTS PLAN TO FIGHT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Brussels will today unveil its eagerly anticipated proposal for an “EU ethics body” — the plan has been in the works for years, but it has seen expectations upon it grow following the Qatargate corruption scandal.

Side-hustle culture: Pro-transparency NGOs and MEPs were hoping the proposal would finally “drain the swamp” in Brussels and force politicians to unveil their secret side-earnings and conflicts of interest.

A leaked draft proposal shows that the new authority will be a “standard-setting body,” as one official put it —...

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