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Corruption across EU 'breathtaking' - EU Commission
BBC News ^
| February 3 2014
Posted on 02/03/2014 9:58:17 AM PST by knighthawk
The extent of corruption in Europe is "breathtaking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says.
EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has presented a full report on the problem.
She said the true cost of corruption was "probably much higher" than 120bn.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; europe
posted on 02/03/2014 9:58:39 AM PST
(We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
You reap what you sow.
posted on 02/03/2014 10:03:42 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
The EU is simply a ponzi scheme, and they need new suckers to keep it going.
Like all ponzi schemes, there aren't enough suckers on the planet to make it work.
posted on 02/03/2014 10:06:15 AM PST
by Navy Patriot
(Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
WHAT! There’s corruption in the halls of the EU? Shocking I tell ya.
posted on 02/03/2014 10:09:33 AM PST
(Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
Impossible. The Euros are our superiors in every way, to be emulated.
posted on 02/03/2014 10:31:15 AM PST
And Obama looks to Europe as the better model? LOL
posted on 02/03/2014 10:35:49 AM PST
I heard that in Florida, of the 1600 medicare facilities sent checks last year by the government 500 were bogus and the offices were simply P.O. boxes and many were simply fronts for foreign criminal organizations.
posted on 02/03/2014 10:52:44 AM PST
( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
It's particularly bad in the so-called PIGS countries--Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. These four countries are hugely responsible for the near-death experience with European sovereign debt back in 2011.
posted on 02/03/2014 11:00:28 AM PST
(FairTax: America's economic cure)
Thatcher was right.... still IS!!
posted on 02/03/2014 11:27:48 AM PST
("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
Scary is that we have folks on ER pushing so hard for Ukraine to join EU...and Obama to sign the Free Trade deal with EU
posted on 02/03/2014 3:44:46 PM PST
(A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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