The European Commission’s image problem just got worse. A massive leak of information from the Bahamas corporate registry has raised questions about the business interests of former E.U. official Neelie Kroes during her tenure as anti-trust commissioner.
The leak has revealed that Ms. Kroes was the chairwoman of an offshore company called Mint Holdings Limited during part of her tenure as anti-trust commissioner. But the Dutch politician failed to declare her involvement in the company in accordance with E.U. ethics rules.
Ms. Kroes served on the European Commission from 2004 until 2014, first as the anti-trust commissioner and then as the digital commissioner. According to the leaked documents, she held the directorship of Mint Holdings Limited from 2000 until 2009.