MEPs reject transparency again
Senior members of EU Parliament reject ombudsman's request for more information
Members of the European Parliament have rejected greater transparency with
regard to their expenses and staff again.
The European ombudsman, the administrative watchdog for the EU, decided in
September that MEPs should provide details of their wage bills and expenses
In a reply last Friday,
Financial Times reports, a group of senior MEPs who run the house refused,
on the basis of privacy concerns.
They will publish how much each of the 785 MEPs is entitled to, however.
The move could force the ombudsman to take legal action to impose
transparency, the FT reported.