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Future EU 17-04-2018

Juncker’s Commission on thin ice as MEPs take it out on Selmayr

In a surprising turn of events, the European Parliament's powerful Budget control committee prepared the ground for a vote in plenary tomorrow (18 April) that could deal a huge blow to the Juncker Commission.
Elections 28-02-2018

Power grid sale upsets Bulgarian, Czech governments

Bulgarian Prime Mininster Boyko Borissov said yesterday (27 February) he would not resign over an unfolding scandal involving the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to an obscure company, saying the sale was a plot to topple him while he was in Brussels for an EU summit last week.
Health 06-02-2018

Pharma scandal whips up political storm in Greek opposition ranks

A probe into illegal practices of Swiss drugmaker Novartis in Greece, involving thousands of state officials and doctors, has opened the Pandora’s Box in Greek politics as local media have named ten former bigwigs from opposition parties as being targeted by the investigation.
Public Affairs 09-12-2016

MEPs need a long hard look in the mirror

MEPs have been quick to point out the reforms needed to improve accountability in the Commission but have not turned the same critical eye on themselves, writes Myriam Douo.
Central Europe 03-11-2014

Ponta leads in first round of Romanian presidential election

Prime Minister Victor Ponta led the first round of Romania's presidential election yesterday (2 November), a step towards a victory that would consolidate his leftist Social Democrat party's hold on power but which raised questions about judicial independence.
Klaus Iohannis
Central Europe 31-10-2014

Romanians elect a new president in atmosphere of scandal

On Sunday, Romanian citizens will chose their next President from 14 candidates, many of which have done little, if anything, to promote themselves or their proposals and programs. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Health 06-05-2013

EU to impose bigger fines for food fraud after horsemeat scandal

In the wake of the horse meat scandal, the European Commission unveiled plans on Monday to impose bigger fines on food producers who commit fraud. The proposal comes after horse DNA was found in up to 5% of EU products labelled as beef, after the Commission carried out food tests across the continent.
Brexit 26-03-2012

Cameron hit by fundraising scandal

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged yesterday (25 March) to investigate why a senior Conservative party fundraiser offered exclusive access to him in return for donations of £250,000 (€300,000) a year.
Competition 19-07-2011

UK press scandal to test competition rules

A proposed overhaul of UK competition rules set to follow the outcome of the fast-moving News International scandal buffeting the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron could have implications in Brussels.
Elections 18-02-2011

Plagiarism scandal hits Merkel’s political heir

Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir-apparent pulled out of an election rally yesterday (17 February) amid a plagiarism scandal that could cost him his credibility, his PhD title and possibly even his job.