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EUobserver / MEPs' perks under spotlight in EU elections

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The British tabloids have shifted their shrill focus from national politicians' perks to those enjoyed by MEPs, while events in Italy have taken a farcical turn.

After days of frenzied reporting on the expenses excesses employed by British politicians, UK tabloid the Sun reports that during the five-year term of the EU parliament, an MEP can clock-up over €2 million in expenses. The papers says that MEPs can claim five relaxing sessions of mudbaths, hydromassage, hydrotherapy and acupuncture every month with a doctor's note.

by Fran on Tue May 26th, 2009 at 03:33:31 PM EST
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The usual faux-populist attacks from the Eurosceptic UK press, pioneered by the Telegraph. But also by EUObserver, especially in its blogs.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed May 27th, 2009 at 03:01:16 AM EST
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