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Europe's united front in the banana war against America has come undone

By Manneken Pis   March 1999

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Almost everything you have read about fraud in the commission over the past six months has come from a treasure-trove of documents collected by the Luxembourg journalist Jean Nicholas. A cheerful tabloid type, who got a temporary job running a bar in a brothel to do an expos? on the trade in Russian prostitutes, Nicholas acquired the boxloads of documents from the equally colourful Claude Perry. The Perry group of companies was for years the biggest contractor of services-from temporary staff to computers-to the commission. Now Perry is helping the police with their inquiries and Nicholas is bringing…

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