Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission is drawing up detailed guidelines informing its staff when they can talk to the media and the public, without breaching their contracts, following criticism from the European Ombudsman Jacob Söderman that existing rules were "insufficiently clear."

Indeed this ambiguity has made Brussels officials unclear about their rights and notably led to whistleblowing Accountancy Age man-of-the-year Paul van Buitenen falling foul of the Commission authorities over his disclosures about Commission corruption and ...

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