Alfred Mifsud, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, took money from tobacco giant Philip Morris to entertain a relationship with then Commissioner for Health John Dalli, responsible for EU’s tobacco legislation portfolio, according to an well-respected investigative journalist in Malta.
In April 2016, EurActiv circulated a survey among EU affairs experts working in corporations and federations in Brussels, trying to examine the different roles these entities play in “the Bubble”, the synergies between them, but also what sets them apart in their approach to raise awareness of various policy aspects.
At the European Business Summit, Giovanni Colombo spoke to Lars Erik Grønntun, President and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies EMEA, to discuss challenges currently facing the EU, and how to communicate in times of crisis.
Has the EU forgotten it was the product of anti-fascist ideals? The question may sound absurd to anyone not following the latest political developments. But the situation in Austria is cause for concern, write Guillaume Balas, Sergio Cofferati, Curzio Maltese and Dimitrios Papadimoulis.
The Danish MEP Morten Messerschmidt has misused EU funding through two foundations he used to chair, according to the European Parliament’s secretary general Klaus Welle. The MEP will likely have to pay back €400,000 worth of EU funding.
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Institute of Technology has come under heavy criticism from EU auditors, who flagged a “lack of tangible results” in a recent report. But most issues have now largely been addressed, assures Martin Kern, who promises a new focus on results.
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received today (5 April) Gerhard Schröder, the former Chancellor of Germany who now works for Gazprom. The Commission however insisted the two met as old acquaintances.
A total of 26 visitors’ groups to the European Commission have been annulled so far following the 22 March terrorist attacks in Brussels, and it is not clear when the normal activity of visits will resume, EurActiv has learned.
European Union institutions and other international organisations in Brussels contributed 121,000 jobs and around €5 billion annually to the local economy, according to official figures published on Tuesday (12 January).
A new campaign was launched on Thursday (7 January) to convince tourists that Brussels is now safe to visit after the city hosting the EU institutions was paralysed by a lockdown in November following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The European Year for Development (EYD) has had an uneven success in reaching its goal – raising the awareness of Europeans about the importance of the EU development agenda. The EurActiv network reports.
Some 11 multinationals gave patchy responses to questions on their tax practices from the MEPs of the special committee on tax rulings (TAXE) on Monday, ending months of procrastination. EurActiv France reports
EXCLUSIVE / Martin Schulz has launched a discreet campaign to remain President of the European Parliament for a third consecutive term. One of his most fervent supporters is Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President.