Zahlreiche Eingaben, darunter die SCENIHR-Beschwerde der Kompetenzinitiative e.V., veranlassten die Europäische Bürgerbeauftragte Emily O’Reilly zu einem neuen Nachdenken über institutionelle Defizite des europäischen Konsultations- und Beratungswesens. In einem am 12. Mai 2015 publizierten Brief an den Präsidenten der Europäischen Kommission mahnt sie u.a. Transparenz und Gleichgewicht der Zusammensetzung von EU-Expertengruppen an.

Im Kap. Conflict of interest policy for individual experts appointed in their personal capacity heißt es:

… what needs to be guaranteed is that individual experts appointed in their personal capacity do not find themselves in a conflict of interest situation.

In my view, the Commission’s horizontal rules for expert groups do not provide for sufficient safeguards to this effect. In order to avoid situations in which individuals are appointed as members of expert groups in their personal capacity when, in reality, they have ties to stakeholders that make them unsuited for that role, it appears necessary for the Commission to revise its conflict of interest policy in this area. The Commission should take measures with preventive as well as corrective effect …

 

Letter to the European Commission … concerning the composition of Commission expert groups  (zum gesamten Vorgang und zu Bezugsdokumenten)  >>>

SCENIHR von Wirtschaftsinteressen beeinflusst ?  >>>

 

 

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