June 17, 2003

Prodi drawn into 'looting' scandal at Eurostat

According to the Financial Times, Mr. Prodi, the EU Comission president, and other commissioners may be involved in the Eurostat scandal:

"The Financial Times has learnt that Mr Prodi, Commission president, and at least three other commissioners knew more than they have so far admitted about a growing scandal at Eurostat, the Commission's statistical arm.

In spite of promising to stamp out fraud and protect whistleblowers, Mr Prodi's team failed to act decisively in the face of warnings about wrongdoing."