June 10th 2022 - This morning, the National Assembly renewed the mandate of Ms. Ariane Mignolet as Ethics Commissioner for a period of five years. The motion, presented by the Premier jointly with the Leader of the Official Opposition, was adopted unanimously.
Ms. Mignolet intend to continue the work started in 2017, particularly regarding the training and accompanying of members of the National Assembly and their staff, developing the institution and its expertise, and raising awareness on the Ethics Commissioner's mission among the general public. "I am honoured by this mark of confidence given by the National Assembly. With the support of the entire team of the Ethics Commissioner's office, I will continue to work rigorously and impartially to promote a political culture of integrity by focusing on raising awareness and accompanying elected officials, the primary mission of the institution."
The appointment of the Ethics Commissioner is made on a joint proposal by the Premier and the Leader of the Official Opposition, after consultation with the leaders of the other parties represented in the National Assembly, and must be approved by two-thirds of its members. This procedure allows the commissioner to exercise his or her functions in complete independence.
Ms. Mignolet is the second person to hold this position since the adoption of the Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly in 2010. She was appointed Ethics Commissioner in May 2017 while serving as Director general of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs at the National Assembly, an institution in which she served for nearly 17 years.