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11/5/16

EU-Commission: Juncker wants tighter ethics rules after Barroso controversy

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said he wants to change the ethics code following outrage over his predecessor's decision to take a controversial job at US investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Jose Manuel Barroso joined the bank after waiting the compulsory 18 months following his exit from the senior EU job but this has sparked wide condemnation and Juncker said in an interview Saturday that he wanted stricter rules now.

"We must change the ethics code," he told Belgium's Le Soir newspaper published Saturday.

Read moreL Flash - Juncker wants tighter ethics rules after Barroso controversy - France 24

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