The unusual adjustments of the HATVP on the revolving door of a ministerial advisor | EUROtoday

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In the comfy corridors of the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP), the point out of Pierre-Yves B. arouses a sure unease. How can we clarify why the retraining within the personal sector in 2021 of this former ministerial advisor for ecological transition was the topic of three successive contradictory opinions, which till now have remained confidential? Especially for the reason that final one – which laconically validates his reconversion – passed off in January 2023… That is, lower than a month after the second opinion, which opposed this mobility and detailed on 5 pages the ” fraud “ what would the ex-advisor have dedicated by failing to to announce “a substantial part of the links that he had regularly maintained with [l’entreprise] within the framework of his public functions ».

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“It is not possible for us to comment on this matter”, indicates to World the High Authority. Me Rémi Lorrain, who accompanied Pierre-Yves B. during the appeal which resulted in the third opinion, ensures for his part that the answers he provided to the HATVP “made it possible to recall the generic nature of the exchanges that took place between [son client] And [l’entreprise qu’il a rejointe]. These observations have [aussi] allowed to demonstrate [sa] good faith and [sa] transparency (…) vis-à-vis the HATVP when he left office”.

The professional tribulations of Pierre-Yves B., however, aroused the interest of justice. According to information from Worldthe National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) opened a preliminary investigation into the charge of “unlawful taking of pursuits”, or “revolving door offense”, concerning him in February 2021. Multiple exchanges, not declared to the HATVP and relating to the law making, between Pierre-Yves B. and the company he joined, were discovered on this occasion – raising questions from the PNF as to a possible hidden conflict of interest.

Departure from ministerial cabinet in 2020

Beyond the person case, the Pierre-Yves B. affair illustrates the HATVP's groping across the questions of retraining public brokers within the personal sector. A authorized apply, so long as it doesn’t give rise to exchanges of fine practices. But how can we make sure, from a easy declaration, {that a} ministerial advisor has not obtained legislative adjustments in favor of an organization with a view to securing a cushty place when he leaves workplace? And how can we assure that when within the personal sector, the previous advisor won’t use his ministerial interpersonal expertise to acquire choices favorable to his new employer?

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