The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly iscalling on the European Commission to thoroughly deal with the appointment of aformer Commission President to the banking giant Goldman Sachs. There wasoutrage in some quarters when Jose-Manuel Barroso was appointed as an adviserand non-executive chairman to Goldman Sachs. The European CommissionPresident Jean-Claude Juncker has now referred the issue of Mr Barroso’sappointment to the Commission’s Ethics Committee. MsO’Reilly says the appointment raises concerns about the ethics of someone whoheld a position of public trust moving to a major bank like Goldman Sachs.
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