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The German commissioner says it was normal to travel by a private jet owned by a German businessman. MEPs, with the exception of Oettinger's own EPP group, are gearing up to grill him.
Oettinger said he used pro-Russia lobbyist's jet because it was the only way to make dinner in Budapest, but who paid for the trip?
Gaffe-prone Guenther Oettinger faces questions on whether the commission paid for the flight and why the lobbyist meeting was not declared.
Danish and Polish reporters just broke the same story - on misuse of EU funds by right-wing MEPs. It caused a scandal in Denmark, but nothing in Poland. One of the writers asks why.
Asylum centres on the Greek islands have borne the brunt of implementing the EU-Turkey deal. The centre on Samos island has struggled more than the others.
At least 95,000 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in Europe last year, four times the numbers for 2014. In Sweden, the rise was 402 percent.
Attempts by eastern EU states to deal with the devastating legacy of Soviet-era uranium mining are undermined by a toxic mix of domestic disorganisation, international apathy and lack of funds. Second part of our investigation
Widespread mining of uranium has left a legacy of environmental destruction and health problems that Romania and the Czech Republic are still struggling to deal with.
In the new round of talks over the TTIP free trade agreement that started on Monday, the European Commission is ready to offer lower taxes on US imports in exchange for open public procurements.
Leaks to Israel during EU talks in the PSC, a security committee, in January upset diplomats. Some suspect Greece. But they're too polite to say it.
Salafism, the hardline creed invoked by IS, is causing tension among Belgium's Muslims. "We should have done more," to stop its spread, Belgian authorities admit.
In a generational shift in Kosovo, a largely secular and pro-Western society, Islamic radicalisation is making inroads. And it’s not just young men who join Islamic State.
Abused by gangsters, disowned by their families, and let down by the state: Albanian women trafficked as sex slaves in Europe face an uphill battle to build new lives.
Pregnant Bulgarians travel to Greece to sell their babies to couples desperate to adopt - an illegal trade which is flourishing while efforts to stop it flounder.
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"Investigative needs ... dictate much faster means of enquiry than formal requests with a deadline of 45 days," EU anti-fraud agency said..
The European Union and its member states have so far received at least €1.4 billion from four tobacco giants as a result of anti-smuggling cooperation agreements. How have they spent that money?
A ‘landmark’ agreement with tobacco company PMI was supposed to bring down cigarette smuggling. But it is very difficult to estimate the success of the deal, which is up for renewal in 2016.
EU anti-fraud agency, in past 11 years, made little use of investigative instruments gained under special deal with tobacco giant Philip Morris.
A 2004 deal saw Europe halt its legal claims against Philip Morris in exchange for the multinational's cooperation in the fight against cigarette smuggling.
Citizens may ask national authorities for a second opinion, but figures compiled by EUobserver show that very few people are exercising this right to appeal.
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Russian tanks are using French technology in Ukraine. But will Russia's new "star" tank, the T-14, also rely on EU-made kit?
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HIV is spreading at a dangerous rate in nations around the Black Sea, with hotspots in Ukraine and Russia.
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.
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