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MEPs hope to restore public trust with ethics code

In the wake of a cash-for-ammendments scandal, the European Parliament on Thursday (1 December) adopted a\nnew code of conduct that bans MEPs from asking or accepting money in exchange for influencing legislation.

"Increased powers of the European Parliament must be accompanied by an increased transparency and accountability of its members," parliament chief Jerzy Buzek told repor...

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