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Press release: side jobs of MEPs raise ethics concerns

Our full report is available here. Members of the European Parliament have earned a total of at least €18 million – and possibly as much as €41 million – from side jobs since they were elected in 2014, according to new research by...
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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...
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Deepening the Eurozone with democratic legitimacy in mind

This week’s Euro Summit was long set to negotiate major reforms for the euro, including a possible European Monetary Fund and euro area budget. In this open letter, we ask Heads of State and Government to focus on the democratic legitimacy of...
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EU anti-corruption: Less is less

Far from seeing a step-change in the EU’s efforts to fight fraud and corruption in the intervening seven years, from the point of view of anti-corruption policy, this Commission is doing nothing new and considerably less than the last Commission.