Politico: No transparency please, we’re Members of the European Parliament

The EU political elite at its corrupt best. As we learnt from the United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009, many, when not most politicians, have no scruples about using funds provided for the political mandate as personal perk. The EU, a bazaar where particular interests can purchase laws, regulations, subventions, and whatever else they desire, has decided that the untaxed 40, 000 Euros they receive for expenses each year (that is more than the average EU income, not to mention the over round 100,000 Euro salaries), should not be subject to any serious oversight , transparency, or accountability.

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