Today, the Commission has published its guidance on the avoidance and management of conflicts and perceived conflicts of interest under the Financial Regulation. The aim of this exercise is to raise awareness and promote a uniform interpretation and application of the rules among staff of the EU institutions and Member States’ authorities as well as any person involved in the implementation of EU funds. It encompasses practical examples, suggestions and recommendations to support EU institutions and Member States’ authorities in this field. The guidance is part of the Commission’s efforts to further strengthen existing measures protecting the EU’s financial interests. Further information is available here.