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  Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  said that a number of issues arose from the findings of the three-person ethics committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

European Union ombudsman Emily O’Reilly is considering whether to open a fresh inquiry into José Manuel Barroso’s decision to take a role with Goldma(...)

 Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman: she said she will weigh the Barroso judgment, clearing him of wrongdoing, and decide whether to pursue the issue further. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

José Manuel Barroso has been cleared of wrongdoing by an ad hoc EU ethics committee cobbled together by his successor Jean Claude Juncker to show stre(...)

Former European Commission  president José Manuel Barroso: ethics committee says he did not show  “considerate judgment”  over  Goldman Sachs appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An EU ethics committee has cleared former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso of breaking rules by taking a job at Goldman Sachs but sai(...)

José Manuel Barroso  has strongly defended his decision to take the post. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

These are challenging times for the European Commission. With the Brexit vote still fresh and Eurosceptic parties expected to poll well in national el(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: His speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg is expected to emphasise the EU’s ability to respond to citizens’ concerns over the issues of security and counterterrorism, building on his proposal for a European “security union” outlined in April.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver a keynote speech on the future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on W(...)

José Manuel Barroso will be the first former European Commission president to have his “red-carpet privileges” stripped on visits to Brussels.

José Manuel Barroso will be the first former European Commission president to have his “red-carpet privileges” stripped on visits to Brussels as scrut(...)

José Manuel Barroso: took position as chairman and adviser to Goldman Sachs 20 months after stepping down as European Commission president. Photograph: Alan Betson

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has called on the European Commission to clarify its position regarding the recent appointment of former Commission(...)

Maternity staff must be well used to dealing with loss. Unfortunately, they have not always treated bereaved parents with empathy so standards are needed. Photograph: iStock

The new National Standards for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death have just been published. Why are they needed? How hard c(...)

Austrian law student Max Schrems, who took a  case against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner   over his Facebook data. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

This week, the EU looks set to approve the beleaguered Privacy Shield agreement for safeguarding – perhaps – data transfers between Europe and the US.(...)

State’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Geoffrey Shannon. Mr Shannon has said legislation should be introduced compelling schools to have a strong disciplinary code on bullying and cyberbullying. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation should be introduced compelling schools to have a strong disciplinary code on bullying and cyberbullying, the State’s Special Rapporteur o(...)

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