The European Parliament wants the European Investment Bank to improve the measures it uses to screen its local partner banks in order to prevent the possibility of fraud in the bank’s operations.
The legislative body also wants the bank to share with parliament its list of alleged fraud cases, according to New Europe.
“We want more transparency,” the news agency quotes Bart Staes, vice chairman of the European Parliament’s budgetary control committee. “In the end, it’s all about European taxpayers’ money. Parliament should be overseeing these funds.”
Further, the body said it was “surprised” that EIB said “no fraudulent practice exists in the context of EIB Investment Facility programs” in response to a parliamentary inquiry following a report that some of EIB’s investments in Africa have ended up in tax havens.
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