Why not indeed? I am way too cynical to assume that the EU parliament is actually going to do something for the common European. After all, even me as a follower of politics, would be hard pressed to point to something that these fat cats have done. I quote:
The European Union’s anti-fraud agency is to investigate whether parliamentarians have been pocketing staff allowances after a damning internal audit.
Olaf, the anti-fraud office, said on Wednesday it had asked for a copy of the confidential report, which exposes misuse of the €140m annual staff budget. “It is potentially of interest to us,” Olaf said.