The most painful thorn in the functioning of European institutions, starting with the Commission, is fraud and financial mismanagement. It not only paralyses entire sectors of activities and costs a hell lot of money to taxpayers, but it also demoralises the public services personnel, along with people who come in contact with those institutions. It also creates grave political problems like the ones that led to the fall of the Santer Commission.
With all those in mind and in view of the enlarg...

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