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Ursula von der Leyen and Didier Reynders: Belgian EU nominee to hold justice post

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In detail: Belgium's EU nominee faces crime probe

Belgium's nominee for EU justice commissioner was part of a corruption scheme involving the Congo and Libya, a Belgian former spy has testified.

The nominee, Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders, swiftly denied the accusations, details of which were seen by EUobserver, but Belgian prosecutors are looking into the case as he prepares to take up his EU post.

Reynders and an old associate of his called Jean-Claude Fontinoy were part of a "veritable criminal association" involve...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Ursula von der Leyen and Didier Reynders: Belgian EU nominee to hold justice post

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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