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28th Oct 2019, 14:46
"A Mote in Brussel's Eye"

A revealing investigative essay on who is pulling the strings in total impunity within the EU with a long paragraph on its aviation branch regulator EASA: "Questions for the EASA" .

Pages are not numbered but if you scroll down at the approximate one fifth of the book you'll get to that paragraph, though the whole essay is woth reading as it exposes the intricacies of the european bureaucracy and its agencies, and how they affect the life of citizens, in our case of aviation the industry and the people involved..

Opacity, incompetence, resistance to change, clientelism, nepotism and outright dismissive behaviour against whoever challenges the established " Barony" seem to be the norm.

Within such bureaucracies is there a place in such for real profesionnals in the field ? and if indeed there are how can they carry on their jobs when they have to interfere with bureaucrats and lawyers.

I guess the very high salaries and fringe benefits in an environment where one and will never be held acountable fro any wrongdoing or damage will at the end
tame the very best of us


Comments welcome,

29th Oct 2019, 11:25
Comments welcome

Not sure I would take anything he says at face value!

"Ashley Mote (born 25 January 1936) is a former Member of the European Parliament (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_the_European_Parliament) (MEP) for South East England (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_East_England_(European_Parliament_constituency)) from 2004 to 2009. Elected representing the UK Independence Party (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Independence_Party), he became a non-inscrit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-inscrits) one month into his term after UKIP withdrew the whip from him due to investigation into his expenses.

A vociferous critic of fraud in the European Institutions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutions_of_the_European_Union), he himself was convicted of benefit fraud in 2007 for which he served a nine-month prison sentence and was described by the trial judge as "a truly dishonest man". The scandal ignited a debate as to how an MEP could receive a prison sentence, yet keep his seat in the European Parliament (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament); there are moves afoot to review the legislation. In 2015, Mote was jailed for a further five years for fraudulently claiming nearly 500,000 in European Parliament expenses.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Mote#cite_note-Ex-UKIP_MEP_jailed_for_%C2%A3500k_fraud-2)