Blomeyer & Sanz presents a study on transitional allowances to the European Parliament
On 28 November, Roland Blomeyer and Christopher Demmke presented the main findings from a study on transitional allowances to members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control. The study focused on the transitional allowances for former office holders, covering the European Parliament, European Commission, President of the European Council and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, European Investment Bank, European Central Bank, the Ombudsman and the European Data Protection Supervisor. The arrangements for these institutions were contrasted with approaches in European Union Member States, third countries and international organisations. Room for improvement was identified regarding the effectiveness of transitional allowances, e.g. in terms of preventing conflicts of interest. The presentation was followed by a lively debate, involving members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and civil society representatives. The debate can be followed here: http://web.ep.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/171128-1430-committee-cont. The study can be downloaded here.