Actions of EU vindicates whistleblower
The computer system at the heart of the EU's £63bn budget will be overhauled in a move that vindicates Marta Andreasen's claims that it was not up to the job.
The whistle-blowing former EU chief accountant was suspended from her post earlier this year after she claimed that accounting systems were open to fraud.
But today Michaele Schreyer, the EU budget commissioner, will say the current accounting system cannot cope with new financial regulations, according to a report in the Financial Times.
Andreasen was told at the time, by former budget director-general Jean-Paul Mingasson, that her preferred technology choice, SAP, would be too expensive and that, he did not want it.
But Schreyer’ overhaul of the current Sincom 2 system is extremely likely to involve SAP technology. ‘If this is correct, then the arguments I was making earlier in the year have been vindicated,’ said Andreasen.