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epi Council adopts Recommendation on professional conduct in relation to the war in Ukraine

May 12, 2022

At the 92th meeting of the epi Council, which took place on Saturday, 7 May 2022, the Council adopted a new recommendation on professional conduct relating to the war in Ukraine.

epi had already published an announcement on this website and in the Editorial in issue no. 1/22 of epi Information expressing our solidarity with Ukraine.

The newly adopted recommendation serves as guidance on professional conduct for epi members. It confirms that epi members are obliged to comply with any national or EU provisions to which they are subject, including sanctions. The recommendation also refers to the relevant provisions of the Regulation on Discipline for professional representatives (RoD) and the Code of Conduct (CoC).