Els de Groen 

Paul van Buitenen, the Dutch former EU civil-servant who exposed the corruption under the rule of the Santer-commission and triggered its fall, won two seats (7% of the vote) in the new EU parliament with his list Europa Transparent [NL].

Even more interestingly, the second seat goes to Els de Groen, a fiction writer who has authored several novels about the recent crises in Balkan countries from the perspective of a 'writer in engagement'.

No, the Austrian candidates of the European Transparency Initiative [DE], Hans-Peter Martin and Karin Resetarits, are not equivalent. (Or, frightening thought, are they, at Austrian standards?)

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