- Marta Andreasen (Photo: EU Parliament)
Mrs. Andreasen raised her criticisms internally, but made no progress with her superior. She then wrote to Commissioner Schreyer [w schreyer_michaele][/w]and the Commission President, Prodi. She again received no answers and so went to members of the EU Parliament’s Budget Control Committee. At this stage the press began to report the criticisms.
She was suspended from her job by the Commission and is now undergoing a disciplinary procedure that may result in dismissal.
NotesThe Court of Auditors can only fully validate 5% of the money spent and have criticised the system every year since 1994. In the discharge procedure in 2003 the Commission promised comprehensive reform.
LinksSee also Buitenen, Censure and Whistleblowers.