Keep MEP’s expenses secret ‘to stop public outrage’ EU officials beg

22 Oct

At the time the parliament dismissed the request as it would be “an excessive burden” to provide them with the documents.

They claimed MEP’s expenses numbered in the millions and were kept in paper format in 48 cabinets which were filled “from ceiling to floor.”.

The lawyer said “The filing system is what it is” adding that there were an estimated 900,000 individual pieces of paper for MEPs’ travel expenses between 2011 and 2015.

The EU Parliament proclaimed it had internal controls in place to recover funds that were incorrectly spent.

Speaking to POLITICO, Anuška Delić, a journalist who brought the case, said: “I can’t get over the shock of hearing this.

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