Court of Auditors: MEPs back five members

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs on Tuesday voted to endorse two new members of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and renewed mandates for three members, including its president. New members: France and Luxembourg François-Roger Cazala, nominated by France, was backed by MEPs by 568 votes to 42, […]

Commission tries to solidify the EU statistical system

The Greek ‘tragedy’ that became the script of the first chapter of Eurozone’s story of sovereign debt crisis, had in its forefront the fraudulent use of statistics. It suffices to remind that the 2009 Greek state budget was voted in parliament in December 2008 with a headline deficit of 2.8% of the GDP, only to […]

Dark spots on EU humanitarian aid spending

The European Commission published an announcement on Thursday 10 January to inform us all, “Where the European Commission’s humanitarian aid will go in 2013”. A lot of people went through the text and what they got was just general information on how much money will go to a number of Sub Saharan African countries.Only one […]