In 2011, the Sunday Times decided to test how easy could European-deputes be bribed by lobbyists. Their undercover journalists pretending to be lobbyists approached 60 Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Known as the “cash for amendments scandal”, their findings made scandal as four MEPs were recorded accepting monetary compensation in exchange for legislative favors. They are Romanian MEP Adrian Severin, Austrian MEP Ernst Strasser, Slovenian MEP Zoran Thaler and Spanish MEP Pablo Zalba Bidegain. Following the revelations, Thaler and Strasser resigned but Zalba and Severin remain in the EP. Spread the word.