The National Front has moved to block any strengthening of the rules regarding the employment of MEPs’ assistants, even as the party is being investigated for abusing EU funds. EURACTIV France reports.
Parliament is trying to clamp down on lawmakers employing excessive numbers of assistants. Among those with particularly high numbers of are Polish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Eurosceptic MEPs. EURACTIV France reports.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz today (13 March) brushed off accusations of hypocrisy made by Marine Le Pen’s National Front, after he reported the far-right party to anti-fraud investigators.
The European Parliament announced Monday (9 March) that it had alerted anti-fraud investigators to possible financial irregularities committed by France's far-right National Front (FN) party over salaries paid to EU parliamentary assistants.