Commission releases travel costs for first two months of 2016 but says revealing more would create ‘excessive burden’

The European commission has been criticised for releasing a limited number of its most senior officials’ travel expenses three years after requests for full transparency were first made.

According to the disclosure covering two months of travel costs last year, a mission in the name of Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, was the most expensive trip. It cost €77,118 for her and aides to travel by air taxi – a privately chartered plane – to summits in Azerbaijan and Armenia between 29 February to 2 March 2016.

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