German officials to 'cool off' before switching to business jobs

February 4, 2015 3:16 PM

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German officials to 'cool off' before switching to business jobs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior German officials from the chancellor to deputy ministers will have to observe a cooling-off period if they want to quit the government for a job in business, according to a draft law designed to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

"If members of the government want to take up employment outside public service within 18 months of leaving office, they must notify this," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference on Wednesday.

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