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EU shooting itself in foot with gaping loophole – ‘not transparent’ with money

It added that the European Commission “was not sufficiently transparent regarding the implementation of EU funds by NGOs”.

Catherine Griset MEP tweeted on Monday: “The EU distributes European money to non-governmental organisations even though it does not agree on a precise definition.

“Therefore, any structure can claim to be an NGO!”

The ECA report also found that the “assignment of the NGO status in the Commission’s accounting system, which is based on self-declaration, and the limited checks the Commission applied, made the classification of an entity as an NGO unreliable”.