José Manuel Barroso racked up €249,000 on air travel, as UN debated climate change. “It is extremely disappointing to see how easily the commission spends the EU taxpayers’ money on private jet travel and luxury hotels,” said Martin Ehrenhauser, who helped uncover details of the spending. Martin Ehrenhauser is missing transparency: 381 Million Euro was spent on “confidential” activities, which the commission refuses to disclose for security reasons. The degree of confidential spending in 2009 was more than double its 2007 level, at €221m. Full Story guardian.co.uk
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