Although the members voted that the body should have an extra 75 members, which could offer renewed opportunities for forensic accountants to flex their muscles in Europe, socialist members of the parliament were left outraged by the lack of support to give the body wider powers.Socialist leader Enrique Baron denounced the manoevre as 'disgraceful and shabby', and added that is was an 'affront to the citizens of Europe'.UK MEP Richard Corbett said that the vote left the parliament in an embarrassing position, and will lead to widespread criticism of inaction given the high-profile reports of the Independent Experts which led the last European Commission under Jacques Santer to resign in disgrace.Further embarrassment has yet to come following revelations that OLAF will not start operation on 1 November as planned after confusion over the appointment of a director between the commission and the parliament.Both had picked their own channels for selecting the candidates and officials were left red-faced when public hearings to consider a list of shortlisted candidates were withdrawn at the last minute after commission vice president Neil Kinnock said he was still waiting to see the list.
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