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European Parliament is failing on transparency

Voters have to be reassured MEPs are being held accountable.

  • Heidi Hautala
  • Politico

When it comes to transparency, the European Parliament’s motto has become: Do as I say, not as I do.

Members of the key European institution are fighting crucial reforms to ensure MEPs act by a shared set of public spending rules.

As a relatively new member of the European Parliament Bureau — where decisions regarding the Parliament’s administration and budget are made — I have experienced first hand how its members are quietly burying essential transparency reforms behind closed…

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