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Danish MEP criticized for side jobs in shipping

Member of the European Parliament and former minister in Denmark, Bendt Bendtsen, is criticized in a new report about the side jobs of EU politicians for his positions in companies such as the Lauritzen Foundation, Esvagt and Seamall, according to the Danish newspaper Politiken.

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Of the 750 members of the EU parliament, Danish Bendt Bendtsen is among the 10 with the most worrying side jobs, according to Danish daily Politiken Thursday. This stems from Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), an organization that monitors lobbyism in the EU.

On Thursday, CEO published a report on the EU politicians' side jobs, where former Danish minister Bendt Bendtsen is a central figure. The organization feels that Bendt Bendtsen's positions on boards in the banking and shipping industry are cause for concern in regards to potential conflicts of interest.

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