Gripper601 – > Mark16
Add to the spending, over 50 E U embassies across the globe. In the majority of these countries there are embassies from the majority of the EU members – Barbados has 44 staff members. The EU is represented in 11 Pacific Island countries, four overseas territories by the delegation in Fiji. The delegation is credited to Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Tonga, French Polynesia, Pitcairn and several other territories. There is also a separate delegation in Papua New Guinea with two sub-offices in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It all adds up to a foreign service 3,400 strong — more than 1,400 staff in Brussels and more than 1,900 abroad: a remarkable number of people doing political work of an elusive kind. The EU has a large aid budget and Commission staff (another 3,400 in the delegations) involved in administering aid programmes, making a staggering total in the delegations of over 5,400. Information is on the web.
Corruption costs to the EU. The EU has a corruption problem that could cost it up to €990 billion a year, according to a study
Yes and they have been for a while. The fun will start, when old Draghi stops printing – which he will surely have to do very shortly – because soon the ink and paper, will be worth more than the money value it is supposed to represent.
No way am I bailing out Junck the Drunk. He can buy his own whisky.
But not one penny, listen Mrs May & take notice, NOT ONE PENNY must go to the EU:
- They have NEVER produced audited accounts, They SAY they need money, but do they?
- Are all member nations up to date with their contributions? I did hear (and I am not sure if it true) that France owes them money. If this is so then they are the people to approach first, not us.
- We never elected these people so they can get lost
Paul101 – > libra
Not true. The accounts have been signed by the court of Auditors since 2007.
MEPs are elected.
PaulJWeighell – > Paul101
1/ Signed but caveated by the auditors.
2/ All members pay in arrears so all are out of date with payments.
3/ The commission is not elected nor did UK voters elect most of the MEPs yet they can create laws that UK voters have to obey.
history counts – > Paul101
Not signed off between 1994-2007 because accounts were “not entirely fair and accurate”, then in 2007 they signed off the in coming accounts, but still while the money paid in was now fair and accurate, the money paid out is still as it has been since 1994 “not entirely fair and accurate”. So I am afraid not signed off in reality since 1994.
While membership fees maybe up to date several eurozone member states including Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Cyprus were unable to repay or refinance their government debt.
Add to that the ECB has reached the limit that it can buy debt bonds (print money) in Germany and Italy.
So 7 eurozone nations are in serious debt, what will happen when the ECB can no longer buy debt bonds and the euro has to face the money markets, as failing currency is anyone’s guess but I doubt it will be pleasant.
GW: Finally Pizzagate has now become Pedogate and Brussels has been identified as being at the very epicentre of it.
Pizza/PedoGate – Brussels Connections
”Just how terrible has Brussels become regarding its ongoing child exploitation crime syndicate? When it becomes common knowledge that a certain locale harbors some of the worst child abuse criminals on the planet, you know that it’s bad—very bad! When all of the locals are well aware that the local police will not investigate anything having to do with crimes against the children, something is quite awry. And so it is in Brussels… and the surrounding countryside that is known for its small castles and quaint manors with their sprawling estates…on which to hunt.” http://stateofthenation2012.com/?page_id=72939