Barroso tops commission travel expenses in 2012

01.08.14 @ 16:36

EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso's travel expenses in 2012 were almost three times as high as those of foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

Arms deals and bribes: The downfall of Slovenia's former PM

30.04.14 @ 09:18

Former Slovene PM Jansa has been sentenced to two years in prison over a scandal involving defence contracts and a trail of corrupt money across several EU states.

The Migrants' Files: surveying migrants' deaths at Europe's door

31.03.14 @ 09:27

A pan-European consortium of journalists has launched a survey of migrant deaths along Europe’s borders. The numbers are staggering: since the beginning of 2000, over 23,000 people have lost their lives trying to reach Europe.

Troika consultancies: A multi-million euro business beyond scrutiny

16.12.13 @ 09:23

A small club of big consultancies has a monopoly on servicing EU bailouts, posing questions on transparency and conflict of interest.

Secret EU lawmaking: the triumph of the trialogue

04.04.14 @ 09:29

The setting could not be less spectacular – but trialogue meetings are a central hub of the EU's law-making machine.

Malta's sale of EU passports causes controversy

07.01.14 @ 09:26

A British consultancy will make millions for helping Malta to create EU citizens-on-paper, amid questions on conflict of interest and national security.

Estonia says Interpol notice interfered in election

24.10.13 @ 09:44

Estonia has complained to Interpol about Russia's use of the police agency to interfere in a vote in Tallinn.

Interpol open to abuse by 'criminal states'

27.08.13 @ 09:08

Interpol's credibility as a crime-fighting body is at risk unless it takes action on political abuse by "rogue" states, campaigners warn.

Millions stashed offshore, as Serbian firms lurched toward ruin

03.10.13 @ 09:05

With accession candidate country Serbia facing EU questions on controversial state sell-offs, newly revealed documents shed light on the demise of several big Serbian employers.

EU 'civilian' mission training paramilitaries in Libya

18.11.13 @ 09:29

The EU's "civilian" mission in Libya is training paramilitary forces, amid wider efforts to stop Libya becoming a "failed state."

Gaza's gas: EU millions up in smoke

24.04.13 @ 09:45

The European Union has misspent €250 million on energy in Gaza, amid a swirl of British, Israeli, Palestinian and US business interests.