Hey, the EU says he's all right.
"Kofi Annan can be sure of the EU’s support for him and the for the United Nations"
President of European Commission Jose Barroso
Oh, that's all right then. Annan couldn't possibly have done anything wrong, after all the EU has vouched for the moral bona-fides of its closest competitor for the title of "Most Power Hungry and Corrupt Insitution in the West".