COLLEGE MEETING: Commission appoints new member to Independent Ethical Committee
The European Commission has today decided to appoint Mr Allan Rosas as a member of the Independent Ethical Committee set up by the new Code of Conduct for Members of the European Commission. Mr Rosas will replace Mr Christiaan Timmermans. Mr Rosas, a Finnish national, will take up his new responsibilities as of 7 October 2019. Mr Rosas brings to the position vast experience in dealing with legal issues at national and European level. Most recently, he was a judge at the Court of Justice of the EU – from 17 January 2002 to 6 October 2019. Previously, he served as a Deputy-Director General of the Legal Service of the European Commission – between 2001 and 2002 and as Principal Legal Advisor in the Legal Service, between 1995 and 2001. His full CV is available online here. The Independent Ethical Committee was set up with the new Code of Conduct for Members of the European Commission that President Juncker proposed as part of his greater push for higher ethical standards and transparency. Under the Code, the role of the Independent Ethical Committee with a reinforced status – replacing the previously existing Ad hoc Ethical Committee – is to strengthen scrutiny and to provide advice on ethical standards. President Juncker thanked Mr Timmermans for his commitment and advice for more than three years in the area of ethics and integrity.