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In response to the article “Andreasen Takes the Fifth” in your October 13-19 issue, I would like to point out that I have proposed the abolishment of Parliament’s travel allowance scheme every year since 1980. So to answer your question, YES, the SOS-Democracy and I have tackled “the sensitive subject of Members’ expenses and particularly the cushy secretarial and travel allowances “handed out” to Members of Parliament” as your articles claims on the contrary.
On the issue of Mr. Patrick Reynolds, he was not dismissed from our group. Rather, he was “on loan” from the Parliament’s administration and once his contract expired with the group, he returned to his former position in the Parliament’s administration. Thus, to compare Mr. Reynolds’ situation with Ms. Andreasen’s is unfair.
I am not, as you claim, trying to “wreck havoc amongst the Commission for the benefit of (my) self-serving interest.” In short, it seems that it is your paper, Sir, and not me that has shown a “distinct lack of memory.” (706)
With regards,
Jens-Peter Bonde,
MEP president of the EDD group

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