EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma
Close to 80,000 people have signed an online petition calling for former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to lose his EU pension for taking a job with Goldman Sachs.
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France is calling for the EU to tighten rules on commissioners taking appointments after leaving office.
Oil prices jumped to their highest in six months after forecasters at Goldman Sachs said the world now has a deficit rather than a glut of crude.
The price of oil could tumble even further to a low of $20 (17.73 euros) a barrel – that’s the warning from Goldman Sachs in a report published on