Ex-European Commission head Barroso under fire over Goldman Sachs job…


France has called on the former head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, not to take up a job advising US bank Goldman Sachs on Brexit.

French Europe Minister Harlem Desir called the move “scandalous” and said it raised questions about the EU’s conflict of interest rules.

Ex-commissioners are free to take up a new role 18 months after leaving.

Despite accepting the job after 20 months, Mr Barroso has come under fire for ignoring the spirit of the rules…

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36787931

 

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