Pier Luigi Sacco is the new Special Adviser to the European Commission in the field of cultural heritage

(from the DECLARATION ON THE HONOUR OF NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST BETWEEN THE DUTIES OF SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE COMMISSION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES)

The European Commission intends to offer Mr Pierluigi Sacco a contract as Special Adviser. This contract is governed by Article 5 and Articles 123  and 1241 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS) of the European Union, which lay down the rights and obligations of Special Advisers (see Annex), and by the Rules Governing Special Advisers.
Attention  is  drawn  in  particular  to  the  obligations  that  the  function  of  Special  Adviser entails:

  • to carry out duties impartially and objectively with due respect for the duty of loyalty and discretion with regard to the Communities, and be guided solely by the interests of the Communities;
  • not to take instructions from any government, authority, organisation or person outside the Commission, in relation to the duties of Special Adviser;
  • in performing the duties of Special Adviser, not to deal with any matter in which, directly or indirectly, he/she has any personal interest such as to impair his/her independence, in particular family and financial interests, and, should such a situation arise, inform the Authority Responsible for Concluding Contracts of Employment (AHCC). 3 immediately in writing;
  • not to accept from any government or from any other source outside the Commission any honour, decoration, favour, gift or payment in connection with duties as Special Adviser, without the permission of the AHCC.The Special Adviser must not exploit his/her function in an inappropriate manner which could harm the image of the Commission or the Commissioner.I, Pierluigi Sacco, herewith declare that I am aware of the obligations detailed above and confirm that there is no conflict of interest between the future duties of Special Adviser and my other activities.Click here to see the whole list of Special Advisers.
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