EU suspends former chief accountant
Marta Andreasen, the former chief accountant at the European Commission, who criticised the organisation's budgetary control, has been suspended on full pay.
Andreasen had already been moved from her post and disciplined after she claimed the EC’s £63bn budget was ‘out of control’ and began a campaign to change the EU accounting system.
A decision on whether to dismiss her will be taken in ‘several months’ time, according to a report in today’s Financial Times.
The harsh treatment of Andreasen was also a factor in the resignation of whistleblowing internal auditor Paul van Buitenen, who has stepped down after becoming disillusioned with reforms at the EC.