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TV-Tipp: Lobbys und Lügen – Wie käuflich sind Politiker?

Der österreichische TV-Sender ORF 2 beschäftigt sich heute Abend in seiner Sendung „Club 2“ mit dem Thema Lobbyismus. Aktueller Anlass ist der Skandal um den österreichischen EU-Parlamentarier Ernst Strasser, gegen den schwer Korruptionsvorwürfe erhoben werden. Wir berichteten in unserem Blog .

Mit dabei in der Sendung ist Nina Katzemich, Mitarbeiterin von LobbyControl und Fachfrau für den Bereich „Lobbyismus in der EU und Brüssel“.

„Lobbys und Lügen – Wie käuflich sind Politiker?“ ORF 2, 23:00-00:15 Uhr.
Link zum Stream

Weitere Studiogäste:

Erhard Busek – ehem. ÖVP-Chef und Vizekanzler

Herbert Bösch – ehem. EU-Mandatar, SPÖ (angefragt)

Kurt Kuch – Aufdeckungsjournalist NEWS

Brigitte Hornyik – Verfassungsrechtlerin

Franz Fiedler – Korruptionsbekämpfer, Transparency International

Feri Thierry – Lobbyist

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    We, at the Transparency International EU Office, are calling for a full official investigation of allegations of MEP’s ‚cash for amendments‘ and urge the European Parliament to cooperate fully with the EU and national anti-corruption agencies that are carrying out these investigations.

    There are currently investigations underway by the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF. National authorities and anti-corruption agencies should also use their powers to investigate, and where appropriate, launch criminal proceedings. Furthermore, in cases where national authorities have the ability to launch investigations or criminal proceedings, the European Parliament should cooperate fully by removing the immunity of the MEPs where requested by the competent authorities.

    We are also calling for a robust code of conduct for MEPs that goes beyond the current provisions of the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament (in particular Art. 9 and Annex I)

    It is important that this code of conduct include in particular:

    – ethical standards on conflicts of interests

    – detailed and up-to-date reporting requirements, e.g. on organisational memberships and direct or indirect financial interests of MEPs

    – the obligation to publish a legislative footprint for reports and amendments tabled

    – special requirements for MEPs who are selected as rapporteurs and shadow-rapporteurs

    The code of conduct should be accompanied with a supervision and enforcement mechanism. Without such credible measures preventing conflicts of interests and corruption at the EU level, institutions such as the Parliament risk the undermining of European democracy and further loss of trust of EU citizens in their work.