THE EU’s top body is riddled with fraud and harassment, a shock report revealed today.
The European Commission run by Jean-Claude Juncker has seen a string of serious accusations against officials.
Last year a total of 77 cases were investigated by the commission’s discipline watchdog, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Several members of staff used EU funds to hand cash over to their family.
One negotiated an official contract with his relative’s company, while another got physiotherapy from a family member and charged the commission for it.
Some workers repeatedly played truant or tried to get fake invoices past the EU’s expenses system.
And 14 members of staff were accused of harassment, the figures reveal.
Despite the long list of alleged misconduct, just three members of staff ended up being fired.
The European Commission is the EU’s civil service, responsible for carrying out Brussels policy.
A spokesman said: “When allegations of misconduct are established, they are sanctioned appropriately’.
“The number of cases referred to in the report have to be measured against the overall number of staff – some 32,000 in total.”