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Eastern region MEP challenges Euro finances

One of the East of England's Conservative MEPs Vicky Ford is to challenge the EU's accounts

One of the Anglia region's Conservative Euro MPs is to travel to Luxembourg this week to challenge the European Union's finances.

Vicky Ford, MEP for the East of England, will meet with the UK representative on the EU Court of Auditors in a bid to unravel the EU accounts and the reason why they remain unaudited.

Mrs Ford sent out an email to 1,500 people across the East of England asking them to share any thoughts on the auditing process or experience of managing EU funded projects and she got 30 responses.

Vicky Ford said:

"It is completely unacceptable that the EU accounts continually fail their audit. Correcting this must be one of the ambitions of the current seven year budget negotiations, and I hope this trip will help us to better understand how this might be achieved."