Vladimir Putin's strategy is to install pro-Moscow politicians in Ukraine. If Europe consents, his next stop will be the Baltic countries, with NATO incapable of defending them, which will put an end to the organisation, Ilya Yashin told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
The deputy chief of Romania's intelligence service, Florian Coldea, was suspended from his job yesterday (12 January) over alleged links with a fugitive media boss who is embroiled in several criminal cases.
Romania’s justice minister claimed yesterday (12 January) that Bucharest had filled the requirements for the European Commission to lift its monitoring over the country's judicial system this year. But Brussels has refuted the suggestion. EurActiv Romania reports.
EU aid to Honduras, one of the poorest countries on the planet, was plagued by a lack of management expertise, focus and overlapping support, a damning report from the Court of Auditors found today (12 January).
Serbian media defended the NIN newspaper after a court ordered the weekly to pay an estimated €2500 in damages to Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic on Wednesday (4 January), for an article about Belgrade's Savamala district. EurActiv Serbia reports.
The leader of Poland's anti-government protest movement acknowledged on Thursday (5 January) taking money from the organisation, dealing a blow to the parliamentary opposition, but he said the funds were for contract work he had carried out.
French prosecutors are probing the far-right National Front (FN) for suspected fraud linked to payments for aides at the European Parliament, judicial sources said yesterday (5 December), as the party struggles to find all-important funding.
Current debate rarely attributes the rise of populism in European politics to the perceived prevalence of corruption. Yet public opinion often shows that citizens believe their representatives to be corrupt, write Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener.
Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), winner of an 11 December parliamentary election, named government ministers on Tuesday (3 January), including veteran lawmaker Viorel Stefan for the finance ministry portfolio.
Italy's anti-establishment 5 Star Movement said on Monday (2 January) it would not automatically require its politicians to step down if they come under legal investigation, prompting critics to accuse it of hypocrisy.
A prominent Serbian NGO claims that the integrity of the country’s police has been weakened by politicisation and weak efforts in the fight against corruption. Interior ministry officials disagree and have highlighted upcoming regulatory improvements. EurActiv Serbia reports.
In signing four projects with Ukrainian officials in Brussels today, EIB will have fulfilled its €3 billion obligation to Ukraine. Instead of providing general aid, the EIB supports very specific projects, writes Vazil Hudák.
Security forces patrolled the streets of Kinshasa yesterday (18 December) after the suspension of last-ditch talks seeking a peaceful end to a crisis sparked by the end of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate.
Romanian politicians are making unrealistic pay promises ahead of the 11 December parliamentary election that fuel populism and damage voters' understanding of the need for reform, outgoing technocrat Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș told Reuters on Tuesday.
Germany’s planned ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa has been greeted with both optimism and scepticism, with its supporters hailing it as a cure for Africa’s age old development problems and its critics questioning Germany’s true intentions. EurActiv Germany reports.