The costs of the European parliament have been steeply increasing since 2011. It won’t take long before it hits 2 billion euros a year, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports.
According to the newspaper, the costs of the Parliament have increased by 300mil € since 2011. In 2018 the costs will be 1.95bl €, a massive increase which has no relations to inflation.
The European Parliament has its own taxi business with 110 drivers and flies in three thousand journalists to cover European elections without problems.
Two Dutch MEPs, Dennis de Jong and Gerben-Jan Gebrandy say the Parliament’s way of spending money is not transparent. For example the parliament’s highest official, the German Klaus Welle, doesn’t meet any opposition while raising the budget, the newspaper says.