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EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN MAY ROOT OUT EURO-CASH FRAUD

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The European Parliament is due next week to vote in the first European ombudsman who could have power to investigat...
The European Parliament is due next week to vote in the first European ombudsman who could have power to investigate fraud against the European Union budget, reports The European (p4).

The ombudsman will have powers to root out inefficient or dishonest practices in European Union institutions.

Supporters say the post is an important weapon against bureaucratic injustice. Critics fear the ombudsman will have little real power or will be buried by a mountain of complaints.
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