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The EU's Dark Hour: Special Report

Released on March 15, 1999, a 140-page report by independent experts looked into charges of widespread fraud, nepotism, and corruption in the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, and found numerous cases where "commissioners or the Commission as a whole bear responsibility for instances of fraud, irregularities or mismanagement." In response, the President of the Commission, who is also the chief executive of the EU, and nineteen other senior officials abruptly resigned on March 16. This would be roughly equivalent to the entire US Cabinet resigning. Users interested in further analysis of the crisis and the latest developments will want to visit the BBC Special Report site.
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BBC News: The European Union's Dark Hour
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March 19th, 1999
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May 8th, 2003 at 1:22pm
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April 3rd, 2013 at 1:47pm
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