MEPs are given thousands every month to spend on hotels and wine, but don’t need to submit receipts…

MEPs rack up a cool 4,400 Euros each month to spend, without having to submit receipts, on expenses.

Various reports across the continent have speculated that the majority of this figure, which supplements the MEPs 96,000-a-year salary, is used on hotels and wine.

The media pressure mounted to such a degree that the EU parliament kicked off a years worth of debates last year on whether expenses should be more transparent.

They decided to keep taxpayers in the dark.

According to one report on MEPs using expenses while at work:

MEPs can also fax requests to the Parliament for cases of drinks to be delivered to their offices.

Three bottles of five-year-old blended scotch whisky are available for 80 euros (£64), three bottles of 10-year-old Speyside single malt are 115 euros (£91) or 10-year-old Islay single malt are 130 euros (£103).

Six bottles of champagne can be purchased for 187.50 euros (£149).