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Geoffrey Van Orden MEP

Ending Excess 2: The Extravagance Continues!

While national governments are struggling to reduce debt and cut public expenditure the EU institutions live in a different world. They have no mind to reduce costs. They doggedly pursue the mirage of “more Europe” and “ever closer union".



If there was the will, enormous savings – some £400 million a year – could be made in the Parliament’s budget without affecting its core responsibilities.



As we seek EU reform, a reduction in the costs of the EU, starting with its administration, should be a key demand.