BRUSSELS fatcats splurged an astonishing £4.2billion of taxpayers’ money on propping up of some of the most corrupt regimes on earth in just one fortnight, express.co.uk can reveal today.
Eurocrats splashed out the jaw-dropping sum of money on programmes including combatting racism against migrants, bankrolling Government reforms and, perhaps most incredibly of all, directly financing national budgets.
They authorised 15 bank-busting payments to 29 countries in the space of just 15 days in December, embarking on a staggering splurge at a time when voters in Europe are suffering under crushing austerity regimes.
Astonishingly just five of those countries are ranked in the top half of nations in terms of institutional corruption, with most of them judged to be in the worst 50 globally.
British taxpayers will be stung for an eye-watering £462,000,000 to pay for the projects, and could be required to carry on funding them even after the country has left the EU in spring 2019.
Critics today blasted the payments, saying the EU has “no right” to blow hard working families’ money abroad and adding: “At Christmas we should remember charity starts at home.”