Ethics guide for staff
Vicky Cann made this access to documents request to Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
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Dear Internal Market and Services (MARKT),
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting any guidance note, briefing paper etc issued to MARKT staff which advises on how to improve ethics and/ or deal with potential conflicts of interest within the DG.
Dear Ms Cann
Thank you for your e-mail dated 2/4/2012. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10/4/2012 under reference number GestDem 1824/2012.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 02/5/2012. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
If any question, don't hesitate to contact me.
DG Marché intérieur et services
Unité B-3: Application du droit du marché unique
e-mail: [email address]
Dear Ms Cann,
On 2 April 2012, pursuant to Regulation No 1049/2001, you requested proof
of any guidance issued to MARKT staff which advises on how to improve
ethics and/ or deal with potential conflicts of interest within the DG.
We enclose a copy of the current version of "DG MARKT Ethics guidelines",
which is the most complete document to date we have on this issue. Please
note that this is an internal document intended to provide guidance to the
staff of our Directorate General, and has no legal validity. Only the
provisions on the Staff Regulations and related Commission decisions are
formally applicable. Please also note that a review of the guidelines is
underway, and should be adopted soon. Hence, some provisions of the
current document will be updated accordingly (i.e. relating to the new
maximum limit for acceptance of gifts). For reasons of security of the
Commission's informatics system, we have removed all url addresses
relating to internal sites. These latter are accessible only to Commission
staff, within the statutory framework. We remain of course available for
any further question you may have on this.
Head of Unit
Internal Market and Services DG
Unit A1 Human Resources and Planning
Tel. +32 2 295 37 51, Mobile +32 498 953751
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