Conflicts of interest at the European Parliament: Transparency International’s report

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the NGO Transparency International published a report on MEPs’ additional sources of income. The report shows that a third of them have a remunerated activity in addition to being members of the European Parliament. At least 9 of them generated revenus from these activities that were greater than their remuneration as elected representatives. Eight French representatives are on the list of the 30 MEPs who have the highest incomes from other sources. Transparency International questions the potential source of conflicts of interests in these situations, particularly in the case of consulting activities or activities as a Legal Counsel.

An article from Médiapart entitled “More and more MEPs inflate their income” reports on the results of this report based on data produced from MEPs’ declarations of interest.

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