EP watchdog accuses Martin Schulz of breaching EU staff regulations

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 “EP watchdog accuses Martin Schulz of breaching EU staff regulations”

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EU Parliament Budget Control Committee investigating former EP President Martin Schulz

spd-661095Following 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 “EU Parliament Budget Control Committee investigating former EP President Martin Schulz”

EU anti-fraud agency OLAF to investigate Martin Schulz

european-union-parliament-head-martin-schulz-criticised-for-excessive-expenses-spending-610119The 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 “EU anti-fraud agency OLAF to investigate Martin Schulz”

Schulz scandal: Social Democrats now claim that fraud is “normal practice” in the EP

Wahlkampftour des SPD Spizenkandidaten fuer die Europawahl 2014 Martin Schulz Foto: Martin Schulz in einem Charterflieger auf dem Weg von Dortmund nach Bremen In der Luft, 02.052014  [Rechte Dritter nicht beim Fotografen, keine Haftung bei Forderungen von abgebildeten Personen oder deren abgebildeten Gegenstaenden - Third party rights not with photographer, no liability for claims from persons or their objects photographed] Engl.: Europe, Germany, airplane, flight from Dortmund to Bremen, election campaign tour of the SPD top candidate for the European election 2014 Martin Schulz, politics, politician, election campaign, President of the European Parliament, elections, portrait, 02 May 2014 [Third party rights not with photographer, no liability for claims from persons or their objects photographed]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.

For today the news is that there is now documentary proof  that Schulz was fully aware of Continue reading “Schulz scandal: Social Democrats now claim that fraud is “normal practice” in the EP”