Secret Report Uncovers Massive Fraud at European Parliament | The Brussels Journal

The official emblem of the European Parliament.

The official emblem of the European Parliament. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The legislative triangle of the European Union

The legislative triangle of the European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is an amazing article  published in the Brussels Journal. It is well worth a read. Check it out!

Secret Report Uncovers Massive Fraud at European Parliament | The Brussels Journal.

If the assertions in this report are true, it is disgraceful that they are being covered up.

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my political views; I am pro-European but anti-bureaucracy and anti-federalism. Sadly, this type of story will appeal to anti-Europeans like the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) which this week was embroiled in racial demonstrations in Scotland.

Whilst millions and millions of people in Southern Europe are suffering from unnecessary austerity, we are led to believe from this story that MEPs are defrauding Europe’s tax payers on an unbelievable scale, circa USD 200 million.

For me, this provides further evidence that the European bureaucracy must be substantially dismantled and powers returned to national parliaments.

Are we to believe that with increased federalism in Europe as proposed by Germany that we would see reduced fraud?

What do you think?

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Europe lagging in three-speed world – FT.com

This is an excellent editorial article from the FT and worth a read. Check it out!

Europe lagging in three-speed world – FT.com.

The article paints a bleak outlook for Europe, compared to the developing world or North America. Worryingly, the challenges are largely political and consensus in Europe seems in short supply.

Subregions of Europe (The World Factbook)

Subregions of Europe (The World Factbook) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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