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The European Ombudsman's work on Revolving Doors
Document - Date Wednesday | 18 May 2022
When a public official moves to the private sector, they are often described as having gone through ‘the revolving door’.
This can present a risk to the integrity of EU institutions because valuable inside knowledge can move into the private sector, or because former officials may lobby their former colleagues or existing officials may be influenced by possible future employment.
While not yet as common as in other jurisdictions, when cases of revolving doors do occur, they can raise questions about whether the EU administration in acting fully in the public interest.
This can undermine public trust in the EU.
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