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An answer to a detailed question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis revealed the massive cost of chauffeuring EU diplomats posted abroad.

In her answer to Mrs. Yannakoudakis’ question, EU foreign affairs supremo Baroness Ashton, herself paid over £250,000 a year, revealed that one of the European External Action Service’s drivers was paid €6,050 […]

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Last month, EU diplomats the world over were passing round the Ferrero Rocher and raising glasses of champagne to the European project as the EU marked its “national day” of 9 May. Yet, at a time of austerity, EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Catherine Ashton does not know how much her diplomats are spending […]

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Calls by EU foreign affairs supremo for a £23 million increase in the budget of her already bloated diplomatic service were criticised today by a Conservative MEP. Marina Yannakoudakis, Member of the European Parliament for London, called the budget increase “shameful” when she had identified nearly £14 million wasted by the service on activities such […]

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