The management of my firm would not survive one second if our auditors refused to sign off the accounts just once. Why should the incompetent leadership of the EU be in any better position? Did they steal the money that cannot be accounted for? Did they lose it? Did they stand by while others stole it? Whatever the facts (and if the auditors can't tell you, I certainly can't) they were responsible for it and they should answer for their failures. How can anyone take this institution seriously, when it cannot account for the money it takes from us, the taxpayers of Europe?