(22 October 2014) The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of freezing the budgets of the Commission's problematic Expert Groups, 22 October. This is the second time that MEPs have taken drastic action in four years. It was [a demand->http://www.epsu.org/a/10782] of EPSU and a large group of unions and social action groups. It is part of the work of EPSU to demand more transparency and balance in how the European Commission works with expert groups. EPSU also made [representations->http://www.epsu.org/a/10723] to the European Ombudsman on the same issue. EPSU is part of the Alter-EU campaign group for more transparency. [See their press release->http://www.alter-eu.org/press-releases/2014/10/22] and [blog post->http://www.alter-eu.org/blog-post-expert-groups-budget-freeze].