The former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, currently SPD candidate for German Chancellor, has been accused in Parliament’s Budget Control Committee of seeking to abuse his power to promote some of his cronies in breach of EU staff regulations. Continue reading
Following confirmation by the EU’s independent anti-fraud body OLAF that it is looking into the allegations of fraudulent misuse of EU funds by former European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the Parliament’s own Budgetary Control Committee has now begun investigating the accusations. Continue reading
The independent anti-fraud body of the EU, known by its French acronym OLAF, has confirmed that it is examining the fraud allegations against former European Parliament President Martin Schulz. The accusations, which first surfaced in the German magazine Der Spiegel, concern the misuse of EP funds and employment contracts for political purposes. Continue reading
Leading candidate in the French presidential elections, Member of the European Parliament Marine Le Pen has attacked the EU Parliament’s former president Martin Schulz, himself the leading candidate to be German Chancellor, for double standards on fraud investigations. Continue reading
It appears that Der Spiegel is going to serve us the saga of Martin Schulz and his cronies only in small instalments, so that we can expect further details to emerge in the coming days or weeks. Given that Schulz’s light-handed favouritism was legendary even by the European Parliament’s standards, there is probably a lot more to come.
The Greens in the European Parliament are seeking a thorough investigation of former EP President Martin Schulz, following the accusations of massive fraud of EU funds which emerged in German media last weekend. Current Parliament Vice President, Ulrike Lunacek, Green Party member from Austria, has called upon the Parliament authorities to launch an official investigation into the affair. Continue reading
Following the shocking revelations surrounding former European Parliament President Martin Schulz this weekend, the Parliament’s Press Service, run by a Schulz loyalist, has sought to cover up the scandal, refusing to highlight any media articles in their Weekend German Press Review. Continue reading