A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on yesterday (27 March) that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.
Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has received expensive suits as gifts. Their unit price is estimated at €15,000, the French weekly Le Canard Enchaîné has revealed. But the Commission sees no wrongdoing.
A corruption scandal involving payments running into millions of euros has rocked the Council of Europe. But details are still hard to come by and the organisation seems unwilling to delve deeper into the matter. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Head of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Michael O’Flaherty insists that the EU has not given up on Poland and that Brussels is capable of dealing with the problems that currently face it. EURACTIV's partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
The European Union has insisted Brazilian representatives attend an emergency meeting today (20 March) to explain themselves regarding a scandal involving rotten meat and the country's two largest exporters. EURACTIV Spain reports.
EU leaders agreed to slice up a controversial bill to open the first EU public prosecutor's office, with some backers calling it a victory of “multi-speed Europe” because it will free countries that opposed the new set-up to drop out.
European football’s top official fears superstar footballers with ongoing court cases, like Messi and Neymar, could be refused access to the UK after Brexit. He even indicated that European matches could be held elsewhere in a worst case scenario.
After ten months, and no judicial progress, lawmakers in the European Parliament are discussing the destruction of privately owned buildings in the centre of Belgrade last year. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist yesterday (22 February), hailing it as a turning point in his campaign, as an aide to his far-right rival Marine Le Pen was charged in a fake jobs scandal.
An Austrian court on Tuesday (22 February) approved the extradition of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to the United States in a bribery case, overturning an earlier ruling that had said the US request was politically motivated.
The fight against corruption, so highly supported by Brussels, has become a witch-hunt with prosecutors, judges, the secret services and the president all protecting their business interests, writes Norica Nicolai.
Bulgaria's new interim government has found that over half the defence procurement contracts signed last year were irregular and is examining nine of them on suspicion of fraud, its prime minister said today (17 February).
The European Commission yesterday (16 February) welcomed as a "very good step" the decision of the Romanian government to repeal a decree that would have decriminalised graft, and offered Bucharest assistance and funds to improve the country's prisons.
Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday (12 February), calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws.
European Union Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn yesterday (9 February) urged political parties in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to reach a swift agreement on the formation of a new government.
Romanian Justice Minister Florin Iordache resigned on Thursday (9 February) after a decree on corruption that he drafted triggered a week of street protests, international criticism and finally an embarrassing climbdown by the month-old government.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis yesterday (7 February) rebuked the government for doing "too little" to resolve the crisis rocking the country over a corruption decree, but stopped short of calling for its resignation.
The mass demonstrations that have swept Romania since 29 January have kicked off a social insurrection, the likes of which has not been seen since the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, Octavian Milewski told Euractiv Poland.
French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon yesterday (6 February) vowed to fight on for the presidency despite a damaging scandal involving taxpayer-funded payments to his wife for work that a newspaper alleges she did not do.