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Posted on 10/12/2012 10:37:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Conflicts of interest in four EU agencies authorizing food, medicines, chemicals and aviation security standards might be putting people's safety at risk, an audit has shown.
"None of the four agencies under review manage conflicts of interest adequately," Igors Ludborzs, a member of the European Court of Auditors, told a press conference in Brussels on Thursday (11 October).
He said the court had selected these four agencies because of repeated media reports and inquiries by the European Parliament about alleged conflicts of interest.
The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency scored the worst, while the other three fared a little better, as they have at least some policies "on paper" on dealing with conflicts of interest.
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