LACK OF EUROPEAN UNION PROSECUTION SERVICES UNDERMINES EFFICIENCY OF BRUSSELS ANTI-FRAUD CONTROLS

BY DAVID HAWORTH

A LITTLE noticed event took place in Brussels last month when the European Union (EU) Court of Auditors awarded the president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering its annual Gold Medal, citing "the co-operation between the two institutions in safeguarding the interests of the European taxpayers."
Now the diligent observer of EU financial controls might have wondered about this. After all, the Court - the EU's key accounting watchdog - is supposed to be the acme of objectivity, so why is it handing out a ...


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