Eurostat director Michel Vanden Abeele told EU news wire Eupolitix: ‘We need to tighten our belt. We all prefer to produce statistics than manage small contracts.’
He added that the agency had slashed the amount of outside seminars attended by EU statisticians by 35 per cent. Meanwhile, a European Parliament budgetary control committee report has called for ‘individual Commissioners (to be) politically responsible for wrongdoings by their departments’, noting no Commissioner has yet accepted blame.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements