SHAMELESS MEPs are to escape the financial crisis engulfing Europe on a junket to the Seychelles costing taxpayers more than £100,000.
Seven Euro MPs have signed up for the five-day fisheries mission — and will be joined by three administrators, two secretariat officials and TEN interpreters.
Three MEPs down to go are from crisis-torn Spain, and there are one each from teetering Italy and debt-riddled Ireland. The others are from France and Germany.
The estimated £104,000 cost includes £5,499 EACH to send every Euro MP and bureaucrat business class to the isle of Mahe.
MEPs are not obliged to attend the series of meetings lined up with locals.
And they can bring spouses to enjoy the free stay at luxurious Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay resort and casino.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage last night blasted next month's trip by his fellow Euro MPs. He said: "It beggars belief that a bankrupted and bailed out EU thinks this is a good way of spending money which they clearly can't afford."
A European Parliament spokesman said the trip was to discuss a fisheries deal, check sanitary arrangements for tuna imports and discuss piracy risks.