It seems Kassandra’s uncovering of the machinations of the European Parliament’s Political Bureau has stirred things up. According to Kassandra’s sources, the top brass at the Parliament’s DG Finance have further delayed the final review and closure of their party accounts – which was due at the end of this month. Those in the know, suggest that there are political benefits to the unsubstantiated further delay, particularly if the issue is not resolved one way or another before the end the year.

Italy’s Matteo Salvini is watching the situation closely, and unequal treatment from the European Parliament could turn this into the anti-European campaign he is looking for.