Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Ombudsman registers fresh complaint on Barroso bank job

The EU ombudsman has registered a complaint of maladministration over the European Commission's failure to respond to a petition that asked the EU executive to sanction its former president Jose Manuel Barroso for having accepted a job with US investment bank Goldman Sachs. A group of employees of the EU institution initiated the petition, which was signed by 153,000, and lodged the complaint, which was registered on 7 February.

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