MEPs to quiz Court of Auditors’ President on maladministration allegations 


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Today, the Budgetary Control Committee will ask the President of the EU Court of Auditors, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, about recent media allegations of maladministration.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 17.45-18.45

WHERE: Spinelli building, meeting room 3G3

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The meeting will follow up on a newspaper article published on 26 November 2021 in La Libération, containing allegations that some Members of the European Court of Auditors are abusing their system of allowances.

Practical information for journalists

Accredited journalists wishing to attend the meeting can do so, on condition of respect for social distancing (1.5m). As of 3 November, all people entering Parliament’s buildings are requested to present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, including journalists. The EU Digital COVID Certificate proves that a person is either fully vaccinated, has immunity after having recovered from COVID-19 or can show a recent negative PCR test result. Both digital and paper formats of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or of a recognised equivalent certificate will be accepted.

Proof of a negative result of a PCR test carried out within the last 72 hours in Belgium, Luxembourg or France will also be accepted. Please note that the existing precautionary measures, including the compulsory wearing of a medical face mask and temperature checks at entrances, remain in place.

For audiovisual media

In order to record during the meeting, crews carrying audiovisual equipment need to obtain prior authorisation from the Chair by sending their request to