A leaked EU anti-fraud office report says French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, had her bodyguard and personal assistant paid by the EU parliament for jobs they did not do.
Developments in Washington only serve to highlight the need for positive action in the face of an overtly nationalistic and anti-rights form of populism.
Romanian lawmakers back a plan for a vote on how to fight corruption, after two weeks of protests.
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Protesters persisted even after the social democratic government backtracked on a controversial decree to decriminalise some corruption offences, with many saying they lost trust in their leaders.
EU states have told 92 countries that they will be “screened” with a view to inclusion in a future “blacklist” of tax havens.
Kern said EU nationals seeking to work in Austria would not be discriminated against, in an apparent U-turn on previous comments.
"I won't have to tell him his father was a coward," business minister Florin Jianu said of his young son, as tens of thousands marched against a law that would protect corrupt officials.
The EU commission has said data-sharing pacts with the US will stay in place despite Donald Trump's decision to strip EU nationals of protection.
German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said internal EU border controls should be imposed on security as well as immigrations grounds, shifting their legal basis.
Romania has made more progress than Bulgaria since joining the EU 10 years ago, but "irreversibility" of Romanian reforms is at stake in a shady prisoner amnesty.
Transparency International said the crackdown on civil society in Croatia and Hungary "under the guise of a nationalist, ‘illiberal’ agenda" represented the new face of corruption in Europe.
Frustrated MEPs requested a sunset clause in new co-operation agreement between Denmark and EU police agency.
Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, says in a 70-page report that fundamental freedoms are being undermined throughout the EU given recent laws.
EU citizens should be barred from taking jobs if a qualified Austrian has applied to the same position, says Austria's centre-left chancellor.
EU states approved a new Swiss law that will allow EU citizens to work freely in Switzerland despite a 2014 referendum on immigration quotas.
Banks will now have 48 hours to freeze assets in accounts spread across Europe flagged as belonging to people aiming to use it for terrorist operations.
The EU is rolling out plans to improve a large police database in an effort to avoid repeats of allowing terrorists, like Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, from slipping by police due to poor data quality.
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The Commission is hoping that Trump, the incoming US president, will back down in a potential visa war, but terrorist attacks in Europe could make that less likely.
National governments cannot order the blanket collection and retention of data on electronic communications, the bloc's top court ruled. It could serve a blow to the UK's mass surveillance programme.
EU states reached an agreement on a firearms directive that imposes further restrictions and oversight on semi-automatic weapons. The heavily lobbied bill sparked heated debates by pro-gun groups.
The forthcoming EU presidency will seek compromise on asylum policy and push forward discussions on the control of external borders, Maltese interior minister Carmelo Abela told EUobserver.
A German-led group of EU states is trying to block plans for greater tax transparency, amid the restart of an iconic whistleblower case.
The European Court of Justice will examine the case of a Syrian family who wants to go to Belgium. Its decision will apply to all EU countries.
EU interior ministers agreed to start legislative talks with the EU parliament to expand the scope of an asylum database, Eurodac, to include migrants and stateless people.
Estonia has voted to ban entry to foreigners deemed guilty of human rights abuses in a law targeting Russia and inspired by the Magnitsky case.
Lack of lawyers and other staff has caused logjams on asylum claims, which particularly hurt children, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency told MEPs.
Denmark's government and political parties are examining a draft agreement that would secure links with Europol starting May 2017, in a follow-up to a referendum last year that rejected full membership into the EU law enforcement agency.
The EU's counter terrorism chief says between 2,000 and 2,500 EU nationals remain entrenched with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
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.
EU lawmakers reached an agreement with member states on new draft rules to ID check every person leaving and entering the EU.
Negotiators behind a bill to tighten the EU directive on firearms are hoping to agree a deal, but signs are emerging of possible deadlock.
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