Trying to predict MEP allowance reform

MEP’s continue to confound our expectations when it comes to transparency and accountability of their expenses.  They receive a number of allowances to cover for the expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The General Expenditure...

Fraud and boats: funding European political parties

The reform of the funding of European Political Parties and Foundations preserves major loopholes in the current rules. Real-time public disclosure requirement for donations, loans, in-kind contributions and sponsorships is the best way of making...

The Paradise Papers – the corruption factor

There has been much in the coverage Paradise Papers about tax avoidance by celebrities and wealthy individuals, but less attention paid to how these secret companies can provide cover for corruption and other crimes. Here is a compilation of some of...