BlackRock's controversial contract to advise the European Commission should be put on hold and new transparency criteria introduced to prevent such conflicts of interest, writes Aurore Lalucq and a group of 58 MEPs.
In her latest investigation, EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Ahchieva reveals the use of EU-banned pesticides, conflicts of interest, siphoning of European funds, lies and gross neglect of human health and bees’ life by the authorities.
A European Parliament resolution calls for Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to be excluded from EU budget negotiations over alleged conflicts of interest related to EU subsidies received by his former business empire. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.
After the scandal with the European Parliament's rejection of Sylvie Goulard as the French Commissioner, it is now the turn of Sandro Gozi, the EU adviser to France's prime minister, to be in the spotlight. The Italian had allegedly collaborated with the Maltese government while working for France. EURACTIV France reports.
Hungary has nominated its ambassador to the EU, Olivér Várhelyi, as its new candidate for the European Commission after the Parliament blocked the first candidate put forward by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday (30 September).
Auditors from the European Commission are in the Czech Republic to take a closer look at EU subsidies for a holding of companies formerly owned by the current Czech prime minister, which might still constitute a conflict of interest. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš faced renewed pressure over his business dealings on Saturday (1 December) after an EU legal document said he has a conflict of interest due to links to agribusiness companies that received European funds.
MEPs have urged the European Commission to investigate Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for possible conflicts of interest involving EU funds, after being persuaded by the Czech branch of Transparency International and the Czech Pirate Party.
Glyphosate, the chemical found in the world’s most widely used weed-killer, can have disruptive effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe, according to a study presented at the European Parliament on Wednesday (16 May).
Czech lawmakers resume debate today (16 January) ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.
On 14 September, MEPs voted against amendments to tighten controls on EU-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that act "against EU interests". A search for the proponents of these measures points to a pro-Israeli pressure group and a Glyphosate supporter.
A Croatian government watchdog is to assess if central bank governor Boris Vujčić allowed a conflict of interest by several times attending an economic conference sponsored by the owner of Croatia's biggest commercial bank.
“Is it possible to imagine General de Gaulle being put under investigation?” asked the French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon a few months ago, ahead of his victory in the primary election of Les Republicains.
Former Commissioners are enjoying fat transitional allowances, even though they may already be working in the private sector or even if their time at the executive was only fleeting, according to German media. EURACTIV Germany reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker only learned that his deputy Kristalina Georgieva would take a job at the World Bank on the same day she resigned from the EU executive (28 October), a source close to Juncker told EURACTIV.com.
Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso did not breach EU ethics rules but he may have been unwise to take a controversial top job at US investment bank Goldman Sachs after leaving office, an EU panel said today (31 October).
The Commission told EURACTIV today (20 October) that Hungarian Commissioner Tibor Navracsics had clarified with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that his commitment to the EU remains “unshaken”, despite the fact that he voted against the Commission’s policies in the Hungarian referendum.
EXCLUSIVE / MEP David Campbell Bannerman has asked for an inquiry into the travel expenses of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva over the last two years, a period in which he is seeking clarification on her campaigning for the post of UN Secretary-General.
The European Commission said there was "scope" to slap sanctions on its former competition policy chief Neelie Kroes, embroiled in the Bahamas Leaks scandal, after taking five days to react to an e-mail where she confessed having transgressed the rules.
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