Nicholas Aiossa
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Nicholas Aiossa

Policy Officer – Whistleblowing; Misuse of EU Funds

Nick has been with the Transparency International EU office since 2014. He works on a variety of issues involving EU budget transparency, accountability, and the misuse of EU funds. This encompasses such areas as open budget data, EU public procurement, cohesion funds, and European Parliament MEP and political group finances. Nick also works on whistleblowing, in relation to both EU institutions and for an EU directive. Prior to working at Transparency International EU, he worked for six years in the European Parliament on a range of topics, including human rights and transatlantic relations. Nick has a master’s degree in International Relations and an undergraduate degree in History.

Nicholas's Projects


Now is the time for EU-wide whistleblower protection

Open Budgets

Providing tools for policy-makers, citizens, NGOs, and journalists to increase EU budget transparency and accountability.

Recent News


Parliament squanders chance to reform MEP allowance

Last night the European Parliament’s Bureau voted down proposals to introduce basic financial accountability mechanisms to MEPs’ General Expenditure Allowance (GEA). The GEA is meant for office and representation expenses related to...

3 ways MEPs can fiddle expenses

The Westminster expenses scandal in the UK back in 2009 made headlines with journalists uncovering parliamentarians using their expenses to redecorate their home homes, evade taxes and one MP even used expenses to build a duck house. This lead to a...