The disciplinary board investigating the case of the commission accountant turned whistleblower is to meet this week and decide what recommendations to make to the European commissioners.
The European Commission is to decide on measures to take against whistleblower and former chief accountant Marta Andreasen before the end of its term in November, it has emerged. A disciplinary board may recommend that the commission fire Andreasen, sources told the EUobserver. She was suspended mid-2002 after revealing that the commission's accounting system is widely open to fraud. Andreasen is being accused of breaching EU staff regulations by publicly revealing her findings. In her defense, Andreasen has complained about the fact that the disciplinary board is hearing her case under new staff regulations, which entered into force last May and could favor the commission, after the events took place. (EUobserver.com)