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More transparency and budgetary control for the European institutions?

During its presidency of the Council of the European Union, France wants to be very demanding on the management and exemplary use of European funds. The latest scandal, the European Court of Auditors, based in Luxembourg, has been singled out for several weeks. The controller must also be better controlled! No more mismanagement? Some are campaigning for the creation of an independent body responsible for questions of financial ethics and transparency in institutions.

While it is fashionable to find the European Union too expensive and excessively technocratic, it is nevertheless useful to remember that the European administration, all institutions and agencies included, employs 56,000 people. Barely more than the City of Paris. As for the total EU budget, it represents only 1% of the GDP of each of the 27 members. It is very little but it must of course, in these times of recovery and pandemic, be well managed.

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Eleon Lass

Eleanor - 28 years I have 5 years experience in journalism, and I care about news, celebrity news, technical news, as well as fashion, and was published in many international electronic magazines, and I live in Paris - France, and you can write to me: [email protected]

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