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A professional lobbyist.No, we’re not joking. Austrian MEP Ernst Strasser who was secretly filmed boasting to journalists, “Of course I’m a lobbyist, yes” will be succeeded by a two-times former MEP who runs his own lobbying firm.Who better to re…

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The European Parliament seems to stumble from one scandal to another. Be it the misuse of allowances, for example by claiming for daily subsistence to work in Brussels only to jet off for the weekend, their second pension schemes, or their junkets to i…

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‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello

The European Police College, designed to train EU member states’ police officers, has had its fair share of controversy in recent years. In February, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Budgetary Committee refused to sign off its accounts amid a scandal …

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