A European conservative group co-founded by the Tories and led by Brexit campaigner and MEP Daniel Hannan has been asked to repay more than half a million euros of EU funds…
The group will be denied a further €187,245, which had been withheld pending investigation. [The Guardian]
Following in the steps of Ukip, who also had to repay big sums after breaking Euro-rules, the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe had Dan Hannan, opponent of the NHS, as its Secretary General until December last year. The problems come from claims that money was spent on events that have little relevance to the European Union, in breach of the rules for the money which is provided to promote awareness and understanding of the EU.
The Guardian adds:
A spokesman for British Conservative MEPs in Brussels declined to comment, referring questions to the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) in London, which did not respond.
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