Tuesday, August 21, 2007

EU pays Friends of the Earth $1.1 mil. to Lobby EU-what a great idea!

The European Commission was accused yesterday of a "grotesque" waste of taxpayers' money after it allocated funding for an organisation that exists to lobby Brussels.

The lobby group, Friends of the Earth Europe, received £562,000 funding from the EU Commission last year.

Its commission funding rose this year by 200,000 in order to meet "increased running costs." The group, which has a 25-strong staff in Brussels, is pre-eminent in lobbying the EU for tighter controls to combat global warming....MORE

From the Telegraph