Stricter lobbying rules for former MEPs

As a consequence of the EU corruption scandal, the European Parliament wants to tighten lobbying rules for departed MEPs. In the future, they will only be allowed to work as lobbyists in the Parliament after a so-called cooling-off period of six months, according to a statement from the EU Parliament on Tuesday. This was agreed in principle by the responsible body on Monday evening. The plan is to be formally adopted in April.

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