Journalist attacked for asking MEP about expenses claims

A journalist has been attacked for asking MEPs about the practice of checking in at the European Parliament for cash. Watch the video here.

MEPs receive various forms of allowances (and some expenses), one of which is the daily allowance, intended to cover expenditure on food and accommodation for every day that they are physically present in the European Parliament, be it in Brussels or Strasbourg.

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The video shows Staal confronting two MEPs, Czech MEP Miroslav Ransdorf (from the EP's far left GUE group) and Italian MEP Raffaele Baldassarre (of the European People's Party) after the two have allegedly signed in and left straight away.

(Open Europe)