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Cash-for-dubbing?

Does the name Ernst Strasser (see picture) ring a bell? If not, let us refresh your memory. Ernst Strasser, from Austria, was one of the MEPs involved in the cash-for-amendments scandal unveiled by the Sunday Times last year. More precisely, he was the…

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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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