Nicholas Aiossa
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Nicholas Aiossa

Deputy Director, Head of Political Integrity

Nick has been with Transparency International EU since 2014 and leads the work on EU political integrity. Previously, he coordinated the movement’s advocacy on the EU whistleblower directive. He has also worked on a variety of issues including public fiscal accountability and the misuse of EU funds. Prior to working at Transparency International EU, he worked for over 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

European Union Integrity Study 2.0

An update to our 2014 study on the transparency, integrity and accountability of the main EU institutions

Open Budgets

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

Recent News


Make 2020 the year of the EU staff whistleblower

The start of a new year is traditionally a time to make good resolutions. At Transparency International EU, we think that it’s high time to give EU staff the same whistleblowing rights as other EU workers. First, a bit of background. In 2019, the...

ECJ rules against MEP expenses transparency

Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the European Parliament is not required to provide access to documents on how MEPs spend their various allowances, which was requested by a consortium of investigative journalists from the...

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...