2nd Mar 2024

Editorial Corrections

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  • 29.02.202

    The article Energy and minerals disputes overshadow new EU-ACP pact originally stated that over 30 ACP countries had not signed the Samoa Agreement. As of 28 February, 12 ACP countries have not signed the Samoa Agreement.

  • 28.02.202

    This article originally stated that the new EU legislation on political advertising would see a three-month ban on foreign adverts being imposed ahead of the June European Parliament elections with the remainder of its provisions coming into force in 2025. This was incorrect. New rules on cross-border political advertising will come into force ahead of the elections. The ban on foreign adverts will come into force in 2025.

  • 21.11.2023

    The story EU 'unfazed' by antisemitic billboards despite Gaza war was changed to say Hungarian politician Márton Gyöngyösi was a "right-wing" MEP. The original story said he was "far-right", but this was inaccurate, according to a letter from Gyöngyösi to EUobserver, who said he was "centre-right", and other sources.

  • 16.11.2023

    The story Is Luxembourg the weak link in EU and Nato security? was amended on Thursday (16 November) to clarify two points. EUobserver added the phrase "according to EUobserver sources" to the line: "Its intelligence service, La Sûreté de l'Etat (VSSE), is well aware of Luxembourg's alleged shortcomings." This change was made to clarify that the VSSE did not officially speak to EUobserver about the Luxembourg allegations. EUobserver also changed the attribution of a quote in the following paragraph: "The VSSE as a [Club de Berne] president has no authority on the functioning of individual services, who solely report to their national hierarchies". This was originally attributed to "the VSSE". It is now attributed to "a Belgian intelligence contact". This change was made because the VSSE didn't want to acknowledge its Club-de-Berne status in an on-the-record statement.

  • 31.10.2023

    The story from Monday 30 October on Spanish and Belgian LNG imports from Russia was corrected in the headline and text to accurately reflect the percentage increase.

  • 30.10.2023

    The story EU confirms plans for Russia-diamonds ban was clarified to say M. Suresh Vladivostok is an Indian firm which used to be a customer of the Anglo-South African De Beers group. The original story had said incorrectly that M. Suresh Vladivostok is part of De Beers group.

  • 16.10.2023

    The story EU calls Gaza-war summit, triples aid to Palestinians was clarified to say the European Commission had not yet decided how to allocate the extra €50m in humanitarian aid for Gaza. The original story said the money was going to UNRWA, the UN-relief agency in the region.

  • 28.07.2023

    The story Russian flags waved as putsch topples Niger leader was corrected to say Prighozin was photographed with the CAR president's protocol chief, not the CAR president, as originally reported.

  • 19.07.2023

    The story EU firms expected to flee Russia after Danone, Carlsberg raid was corrected to say Fortum recorded a hit of €1.7bn in the second quarter of 2023, not €3.6bn as originally reported.

  • 13.06.2023

    An opinion piece by Alexei Lungu on 13 June was removed from the site pending further inquiries.

  • 27.04.2023

    The story EU deal on Kosovo 'alive' despite Serbian vote was corrected to say: "Cyprus, Romania, and Spain, which don't recognise Kosovo, also voted no, as did Serbia-friendly Hungary". The original text had said Hungary didn't recognise Kosovo either.

  • 17.03.2023

    The column Member states are taking more control — for better or worse? was amended on 17 March 2023 to clarify that questions on Covid spending were not specific to Italy.

  • 14.03.2023

    The opinion piece EU's shameful silence in face of Orban's disinformation deluge by Hungarian MEP Katalin Cseh was amended on 14 March 2023 to clarify that Laughland was merely detained and questioned by UK anti-terrorism police under 2019 Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act.

  • 08.03.2023

    The story Polish MEP also went on freelance Azerbaijan trip was altered on 8 March 2023 to clarify Tomasz Poręba's reporting obligations. The original text said: "But Poręba didn't bother to declare the visit in his EU Parliament register, as the code of conduct requires." This was changed to: "But if he was representing the European Parliament, Poręba didn't bother to declare the visit in his EU Parliament register, as the code of conduct requires."

  • 02.03.2023

    The story New EU blacklist names Russians abducting Ukrainian children was altered to more accurately reflect the nature of allegations against Russian businessman Vladimir Lisin. The original text said: "Vladimir Lisin, valued by Forbes at $23.3bn (€21.8bn), who owns the NLMK steel plant, for instance, openly supplies Russia's Uralvagonzavod tank-making factory, but is not on any EU list." This was changed to: "Vladimir Lisin, valued by Forbes at $23.3bn (€21.8bn), who owns the NLMK steel plant, for instance, stands openly accused of supplying Russia's Uralvagonzavod tank-making factory, but is not on any EU list." We regret the error.

  • 16.02.2023

    The story EU renewing ban on sales of toilets to Russia on war anniversary was clarified on 16 February. The original story gave the wrong impression that sales of toilets to Russia were being banned for the first time. In fact, the EU first banned them last year. The ban is now being renewed in the latest sanctions list, along with previous embargoes on pyrotechnic items and riot-control equipment.

  • 26.01.2023

    The story Boom in software spying on remote workers, MEPs hear was clarified on 26 January. The original story said "The Dutch remote employer had circumvented Chetu's webcam worker surveillance by switching it off" when in fact it was the employee.

  • 16.12.2022

    The story Russian fertiliser kings to get EU sanctions relief was clarified at 11.30AM on 16 December, adding the line: "And while the six Russians will still be the likely beneficiaries of any derogations, their names will not explicitly be referenced in a new EU fertiliser white-list, as in initial EU proposals." The original story had wrongly suggested that the names of the six Russian business chiefs were mentioned in EU legal texts.

  • 01.12.2022

    The story Belarus dictator's family loves EU luxuries, flight data shows was changed to say a dossier on EU sanctions was circulated by the Belarusian opposition-in-exile in Lithuania, not Estonia, as initially reported.

  • 15.11.2022

    The story EU calls for 'firm' Belarus border control by Poland was changed to say the body of a Sudanese migrant was found in the River Świsłacz, not Supraśl, as initially reported.

  • 09.11.2022

    The op-ed New deregulation will see EU states cherry-picking asylum law was updated on Thursday 9 November 2022 to correct a reference to a vote. The proposal will be discussed.

  • 08.11.2022

    The article Denmark's flawed mission to the Gulf of Guinea was updated on Tuesday 8 November 2022 to correct that the Nigerian suspect in Denmark has been charged, but not yet sentenced.

  • 03.11.2022

    The column Why the West is losing support was updated on Thursday 3 November 2022 to correct the name of the UN body, and voting figures.

  • 18.10.2022

    The article Orbán keeping Nato in the dark on Finland and Sweden was altered on Tuesday 18 October 2022 to say Ágnes Vadai was a shadow defence minister from Hungary's opposition Democratic Coalition. The original story had mistakenly said she was a former shadow defence minister from the Socialist Party.

  • 16.10.2022

    The article Details of expelled Russians spies in The Hague revealed was altered at 12.15PM on Sunday 16 October 2022 to say that just 17 Russian diplomats were expelled from The Hague. The original article had said 18 were expelled, but one of those concerned was blocked from coming to The Netherlands to start work, rather than being subsequently kicked out.

  • 10.10.2022

    The freelance investigation Russia's €200m nuclear exports untouched by EU sanctions was updated on Monday 10 October 2022 to clarify that Greenpeace's Ariadna Rodrigo does not also work for the Green party in the European Parliament.

  • 03.10.2022

    The headline on this article was updated on Tuesday 4 October 2022 to clarify the location of the alleged incidents.

  • 20.07.2022

    The article Revealed: Who were Russia's spies in the EU corridors? was changed to say that a suspicious ex-assistant in the European Parliament had worked for a Hungarian far-right MEP. The original text said she had worked for a Bulgarian MEP.

  • 18.07.2022

    The article Revealed: Who were Russia's spies in the EU corridors? was clarified to say the EU Commission told EUobserver that neither EU commissioner Valdis Dombrovksis or his head of cabinet, Michael Hager, had met Russian diplomat Kirill Logvinov.

  • 15.07.2022

    The article EU diplomat in Myanmar accused of endangering activists' lives incorrectly stated that Cecilia Brighi from Italia-Birmania Insieme had testified to the Italian senate about an EU-produced video clip. In fact, her testimony predated the publication of the clip. The original version of the article also quoted Manny Maung from Human Rights Watch (HRW) as saying all EU firms should boycott Myanmar. HRW later clarified its position saying EU firms should boycott Myanmar companies that benefited the junta.

  • 11.07.2022

    The article Unmasked: Who were Putin's spies in the Kingdom of Belgium? incorrectly stated George Kuznetsov joined the Russian foreign ministry in 2017. In fact, it was 2001.

  • 05.07.2022

    The article EU Parliament sued over secrecy on Nazi MEP expenses incorrectly stated Ioannis Lagos was a former MEP, when in fact he is still an MEP.

  • 23.06.2022

    The article Ukrainian refugees 'told to vacate Brussels homes' was updated on 23 June to clarify that Kokhanko-Parandii works solely with the Commission Communautaire commune.

  • 09.06.2022

    The ticker Bulgaria seeks EU guarantees for North Macedonia deal was amended on 9 June to say Bulgaria was vetoing the start of North Macedonia's EU accession talks, not Nato membership as initially written.

  • 01.06.2022

    The ticker NGOs slam EU chemical agency decision on glyphosate was amended on 1 June to correct pesticide to herbicide.

  • 25.05.2022

    The opinion piece Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary? was corrected on 25 May to amend the fact it was the EU Parliament not the EU Commission that triggered the Article 7 process against Hungary.

  • 05.05.2022

    The article EU adds head of Russian Orthodox Church to oil sanctions was updated and corrected on 5 May. The original text said EU foreign ministers were due to adopt the measures on 9 May. In fact, they can be agreed by different procedures, including silent procedure, or by other ministers meeting in the EU Council later this month.

  • 05.04.2022

    The opinion piece Western multinationals and Russia: to stay or to go? was updated and corrected on 5 April in light of further information from author to clarify the precise timing of corporate withdrawals from Russia. We are happy to make that clear.

  • 25.03.2022

    The Russian Mission to the EU filed a complaint in relation to the article: The Ukraine war: What will survive of us? A version of the article which appeared on EUobserver contained the phrase: "This is pure fratricide and cannibalism". This phrase was subsequently removed from the article because, upon reflection, the original wording was better.

  • 24.03.2022

    The story Lobby links with Russian oil giant Lukoil look hard to break was corrected on 24 March to clarify when BusinessEurope suspended Lukoil's membership. We are happy to make this clear.

  • 24.02.2022

    The article Orbán will be closely-watched at EU's Russia summit was amended on 24 February to remove a quote from Orban opposing sanctions, which referred specifically to Bosnia, and replaced with a quote from Orban opposing sanctions against Russia as a "dead end".

  • 17.01.2022

    An opinion piece Even without war, Russia has defeated Europe already erroneously compared the size of the Russian economy with Portugal, rather than Italy. This has been amended.

  • 11.01.2022

    A ticker EU Parliament president Sassoli passes away briefly but erroneously stated Sassoli was of the "centre-right" rather than centre-left. This has been amended.

  • 11.01.2022

    A ticker Denmark jails spy chief for leaking secrets gave an incorrect jail sentence. This has been amended.

  • 08.12.2021

    The story Slovenian corruption estimated at 7.5% of GDP was updated on 8 December. The percentage of 13.5% was replaced by 7.5% because the source had mistakenly based its assumption on incorrect data.

  • 03.12.2021

    The story EU 'missed chance' to set fossil-fuel subsidies deadline was updated on 3 December. A reference to a report from the International Monetary Fund was deleted because it was incorrect.

  • 15.11.2021

    The story Lead energy MEP silent on gas meetings before vote mentioned MEP Mr Paolo Borchia, as did the report of Global Witness and Corporate Europe Observatory. However, his name is not needed for the story and might overemphasise Borchia's involvement.

  • 10.11.2021

    The story Bosnia break-up threatens Western Balkans peace, envoy warns was corrected to say Christian Schmidt, a "high representative" to Bosnia was appointed by a "Peace Implementation Council". The earlier version said he was appointed by the UN.

  • 04.11.2021

    A news-in-brief story entitled "Three EU states stay out of deforestation treaty", published on 3 November, was deleted because it was incorrect. An initial list of signatories of the forests pact, published by the organisers of the 'COP26' climate summit in Glasgow, did not include the Czech Republic, Croatia, or Hungary. But the list was later updated to include them.

  • 05.10.2021

    The news-in-brief story EU ministers all-but agree Belarus jet-leasing ban was corrected to say: "Borrell said it was 'unacceptable' that Belarus was 'weaponising poor people'." The incorrect version had said Russia was weaponising people.

  • 05.10.2021

    The story Pandora Papers: Czech PM secretly bought French chateau was amended in light of new information that Russian businessman Alexander Abramov was not under US sanctions. The amended text says "Anastasiades' law firm, Nicos Chr. Anastasiades ... tried to help Alexander Abramov, a Russian steel baron, in US deliberations on potential sanctions, the ICIJ said".

  • 03.09.2021

    The ticker No evidence Russia behind 2009 activist murder, court rules, was amended to delete the sentence: "Russia has a track record of never paying ECHR court fines", because this was not correct.

  • 06.07.2021

    The article 'Discriminated, dehumanised' — Denmark's Syrian refugees was corrected on 6 July 2021, to give proper attribution to the source of one of the interviews.

  • 29.01.2021

    The article Covid-19 slowing refugee resettlements into EU was corrected on 29 January 2021. The original version said 16 people had been sent to Romania, when it was 18.

  • 25.01.2021

    The article Reality bites EU's 'No More Morias' pledge was corrected on 25 January 2021. The original version had misspelled Yasser Akbari's last name.

  • 18.01.2021

    The op-ed How to fix EU's weak Digital Services and Markets Act was corrected on 18 January 2021. The original version contained an incorrect paragraph about user consent.

  • 14.01.2021

    The article How Belgian government got caught up in human smuggling was corrected on 14 January 2021. The original version incorrectly used the word human trafficking, instead of human smuggling, which was changed.

  • 11.01.2021

    The article Belarus threatens to kill two UK dissidents was corrected on 11 January 2021. The original version contained an incorrect line about FCO advice on police protection, which was removed.

  • 25.11.2020

    The article New EU sanctions to hit Belarusian oligarchs was corrected on 25 November 2020. The original version said Peftiev had attended Lukashenko's inauguration, based on a photo of the crowd at the ceremony. But further research indicated that Peftiev was not in the photo in question, so this reference was removed.

  • 25.11.2020

    The article Lukashenko-linked firms active in EU member Cyprus was amended on 25 November 2020. The original version said: "And Peftiev was blacklisted in previous EU sanctions in 2011, on grounds he had been a 'key financial sponsor of the Lukashenko regime'." The changed version says: "And Peftiev was blacklisted in previous EU sanctions in 2011, on grounds he had been a 'key financial sponsor of the Lukashenko regime', a decision later overturned by the EU court." EUobserver made the change to clarify Peftiev was no longer under EU sanctions at the time of writing.

  • 20.10.2020

    The article Russia is 'pre-eminent naval power' in Mediterranean originally said Russian frigates, submarines, and a destroyer were stationed in the western Mediterranean. This was later corrected to say they were currently in the eastern Mediterranean.

  • 20.10.2020

    The article EU money used by neo-Nazi to promote Holocaust denial originally said the cover did not label the MEP as a non-attached member in violation of European Parliament rules. In fact, the words non-attached were written in fine print on the cover.

  • 23.09.2020

    The article Legal complaint filed with EU Commission over migration had an initial headline that wrongly stated the legal complaint was filed against the European Commission.

  • 15.06.2020

    The article EU Commission to probe Croat border attacks on migrants wrongly stated the European Commission had appointed the UNHCR to carry out a monitoring mission. The UNHCR's monitoring missions in Croatia are also not funded by the European Commission.

  • 28.05.2020

    The article EU Commission's €1.85trn recovery package — key points wrongly put €1.75trn in the title instead of €1.85trn.

  • 29.04.2020

    The article EU financial support for Libya coastguard under scrutiny wrongly said the IOM had suspended transfers from Libya to Niger and Rwanda, when it fact it was the UNHCR.

  • 27.04.2020

    The article Commission defends von der Leyen hiring PR firm wrongly said Philip Jessen was the former editor at Bild, when it fact it was Kai Diekmann.

  • 30.03.2020

    The ticker Bars and restaurants remain open in Sweden wrongly said public events were still taking place, albeit with no more than 500 people. In fact, it was no more than 50 people.

  • 15.01.2020

    The article EU aid pushing Libyan refugees back to war-hit Libya wrongly said the Aquarius ship rescued 58 people last September. In fact, it was in 2018.

  • 21.10.2019

    The article EU envoy sheds light on weird US diplomacy originally reported that the US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, had once told the Breitbart News website he wanted to "empower the far-right" in Europe. He in fact said he wanted to empower "conservatives". The article was corrected on the request of Grenell, who also disagreed that some interpreted this as support for the far right in Europe.

  • 15.07.2019

    The article Von der Leyen's EU vote far from sure wrongly said that Renew Europe had 67 MEPs and ECR had 70. In fact, Renew Europe has 108 and the ECR has 62.

  • 10.05.2019

    The ticker Poll: Irish conservatives lead EP election race wrongly said, that the Fianna Fail party is linked to the ECR group in the European Parliament. Their MEP elected in 2014 quit the party and joined ECR but Fianna Fail remains a member of the liberal Alde group.

  • 08.04.2019

    EUobserver has removed the article of Anders Aslund "Russia and money laundering in Europe" from its opinion section due to the numerous false statements contained in such article, which obviously did not meet the standard of the Munich Declaration of Duties and Rights of Journalists to which EUobserver adheres. EUobserver presents it apologies to VTB Bank and undertakes not to repeat the allegations complained of.

  • 21.03.2019

    The ticker 'Dutch anti-EU party surges in provincial vote', published on 21 March 2019 was republished shortly after, to clarify prime minister Mark Rutte's coalition in the upper house, and number of seats.

  • 11.03.2019

    The article 'Distribution of seats after Brexit', published on page 18 and 19 of EUobserver's European Parliament elections 2019 magazine, contained an error. The new amount of MEP seats allocated to Poland is not 21, as the infographic said, but 52. This has been corrected in the online version of the magazine.

  • 20.02.2019

    The article Hungary and Slovakia strain EU line on Jerusalem said Hungary and Slovakia were to open diplomatic missions in Jerusalem and that Bulgaria and the Czech Republic had already done so. In fact, the missions have various kinds of status, but none of them are embassies, as the article had suggested.

  • 15.02.2019

    The article Belgian spy scandal puts EU and Nato at risk said Belgian intelligence officer Clement Vandenborre had been accused of working with Russia. In fact, he had been accused unlawfully shredding sensitive documents. Another Belgian officer, an unnamed major in the ADIV military intelligence service, was the one who faced the Russia accusations.

  • 04.02.2019

    The article EU steps up pressure on Russia over Ukraine said there were 38,000 estimated fighters in Russia-occupied east Ukraine, according to Ukrainian estimates. The figure should have been 32,000.

  • 02.02.2019

    The article Norway plays politics with abortion laws mentioned Cyprus and Poland as the two most restrictive EU jurisdictions for abortion. In fact the Cypriot parliament in March 2018 passed new legislation allowing termination of an unwanted pregnancy up to 12 weeks without having to prove a risk to health.

  • 19.12.2018

    The story Muscat's one-man rule poses challenge for EU incorrectly stated that the prime minister had the power to fire judges and that he was going to create a new committee on constitutional affairs. In fact, the prime minister can appoint judges, but they can only be fired by parliament. The committee in question already exists.

  • 25.10.2018

    The title "Warsaw's war on Moscow university resembles a 'witch hunt'" was not the original title of the opinion article Know your enemy but was by mistake changed through editorial processes without approval from the author.

  • 02.10.2018

    The article Every major city in Europe is getting warmer by the European Data Journalism Network was corrected on 2 October after the network found inconsistencies in the data for 38 over 558 cities in the Europe One Degree Warmer database. As a result, the figures for the 38 cities were wrong, and in most cases gravely exaggerated. The data has been corrected and the graphic has been replaced. A paragraph about Kiruna, which had been wrongly identified as having experienced an average increase of 3C, has been removed.

  • 18.09.2018

    The article EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers was updated on 24 September with updated IOM departures figures of Egyptian nationals towards Greece and Italy. The original article stated that they left from Egypt when they had in fact left from Libya.

  • 17.09.2018

    The article Sefcovic launches bid to be EU Commission president was updated on 17 September to say that Weber was in the running to be the EPP lead candidate, but not that he already been chosen to represent the centre-right bloc.

  • 17.09.2018

    The article Small states reluctant to give up EU foreign policy veto was updated on 17 September to clarify the Dutch position on Juncker's proposal to use majority votes in some foreign policy areas. The original text said The Hague was favourable to the idea, but, in fact, it remains neutral at this stage pending further discussion of details.

  • 13.07.2018

    The ticker Juncker health problems exposed at Nato event was updated on 13 July, 12:37PM, to correct that Milos Zeman is president of the Czech Republic, not Slovakia. A Commission spokesman later specifically thanked Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister and Antonio Costa, prime minister of Portugal, for helping Juncker during his sciatica attack.

  • 03.07.2018

    The article European Parliament to keep public in dark on MEP expenses was updated on 3 July, 12:36PM, to include two corrections. MEP Heidi Hautala is vice-president of the European Parliament, not of the Greens group; and according to her only three of five S&D members voted against — not all five.

  • 29.06.2018

    The opinion piece EU should brace for a more authoritarian Erdogan was updated on 29 June 2018 at 12:30 pm, to correct the description of the Hizmet group.

  • 11.06.2018

    The article Blame game over who decided Zuckerberg meeting format was rewritten on Monday 11 June after EUobserver received new information. Initially, this website wrote that no MEPs had raised any objections, based on a response from the European Parliament's transparency unit. EUobserver had asked for the minutes of the Conference of Presidents meeting in which the format of the Zuckerberg hearing "was decided". In response, the transparency unit referred to the minutes of a CoP meeting of 12 April 2018, the only CoP meeting where the Zuckerberg invitation was discussed. But that CoP meeting was not where the format of the Zuckerberg meeting was in fact decided — that was done through a written procedure. Following an earlier version of this article, which had the title 'Revealed — no MEP objected to Zuckerberg 'format' in advance', this website came in possession of additional documents which changed the story.

  • 15.05.2018

    The article Juncker all but stopped meeting lobbyists was updated on 15 May 2018 at 12:09 pm, to correct that commissioner Oettinger does not hold the title vice-president.

  • 23.04.2018

    The article EU investment bank confirms secrecy of VW fraud report was updated on 23 April 2018 at 7.44 am. It originally said that Volkswagen was a defendant in the German case but companies cannot be suspects in a criminal investigation in Germany. Only natural persons can be.

  • 19.04.2018

    The story EU passes new rules to prevent far-right funding abuses was updated on 19 April 2018 at 9.35 am to reflect that Messerschmidt had resigned from his post. The original article said he had been fired. It also said Messerschmidt had to repay €400,000, when in fact it was his political party and affiliated foundation that had to return the sum.

  • 19.03.2018

    This story, originally entitled Russia poisoning is not EU concern, Germany says had reported that German foreign minister Heiko Maas called the Skripal case a "bilateral" matter. In fact, he pledged solidarity with the UK, but said cooperation on evidence should be handled bilaterally. EUobserver amended the article after a clarification by the German EU embassy.

  • 18.03.2018

    The story Dutch MPs in plan to shut EU website on Russian propaganda mistakenly attributed several quotes to Renske Leijten, a Dutch MP. The comments were in fact made by Peter Kwint, who is also a Dutch MP from the same party, the Socialist Party, as Leijten. EUobserver thanks a fellow Dutch reporter for pointing out the error.

  • 23.02.2018

    In the ticker Luxembourg and Ireland pay highest minimum wages was Luxembourg's minimum wage by a mistake reported to be €1,199 per month, instead of €1,999 per month. We thank our readers for quickly pointing out the error.

  • 20.02.2018

    The article Far-right parties re-register to access EU funds initially stated that MEP Bela Kovacs was a member of the Jobbik party. However, Kovacs left the party on 6 December 2017. This was corrected on Tuesday 20 February at 18:54.

  • 13.02.2018

    The article Pro-EU network teams up with VW for integrity event initially stated that MEP Jo Leinen was president of European Movement International. However, Leinen left that position last November 2017 and has been succeeded by Eva Maydell. This was corrected on Tuesday 13 February at 10:34.

  • 08.02.2018

    On February 8, a statement sent to EUobserver by the Turkish embassy to the EU concerning the article Erdogan's diplomats have become 'Gulenist-busters' was appended to the end of the opinion piece.

  • 08.02.2018

    The article MEPs to look for 'bullet-proof' pesticide approval was amended on February 8 at 12pm to correct the fact that Frederique Ries is a Belgian MEP not a French one, and Eric Andrieu is a SD MEP, not member of the Greens.

  • 24.01.2018

    The article MEPs to keep 28 UK seats after Brexit contained two calculation errors. The total number of UK seats reallocated is 27, not 28 as previously reported, which puts the total number of MEPs at 705, not 706. The additional cost of the 27 'new' MEPs' would be €345,600 per month, not per year. This article was corrected on 24 January at 7.30am.

  • 04.01.2018

    The article The overlooked past of the 'next PM of Greece' has been amended in the standfirst to clarify Stavros Papastavrou was a former senior advisor to the New Democracy party. This article was corrected on 4 January at 12.30pm.

  • 12.12.2017

    The article EU complicit in Libyan torture, says Amnesty had misspelled the last name of Amnesty International's Europe director, John Dalhuisen. The article had spelled his name as Balhuisen, which was then corrected on 13 December at 16.25.

  • 21.10.2017

    The article Norway and Poland reach deal on €809m aid scheme was corrected on 21 October at 10.30. It incorrectly said that Ordo Iuris Institute was funded by "an extremist sect in Brazil, which was banned by the Catholic church". The Ordo Iuris Institute told EUobserver that it "never received any money from any kind of Brazilian 'extremist sect'." The organisation Tradition, Family and Property was not banned by the Catholic church.

  • 12.10.2017

    The opinion article Left flirting with antisemitism in EU parliament was corrected on 12 October at 13.00. It incorrectly said that Gunnar Hoekmark was German, but he is actually from Sweden.

  • 04.10.2017

    The article EU puts May under pressure over Brexit and 'Boris' was corrected on 4 October at 11.00. It incorrectly said that Matti Maasikas is Estonia's deputy prime minister. He is deputy minister for EU affairs.

  • 26.09.2017

    The article Polish president disappoints EU on judicial reform was corrected on 26 September at 11.00. It originally said: "Malgorzata Gersdorf, the SC president, who turns 65 in November and who is known for rulings that go against PiS interests, added that the constitution forbids the shortening of her six-year term, which ends in 2020." But Gersdorf did not say this herself.

  • 05.09.2017

    The article Danish bank shamed in Azerbaijan corruption scheme was corrected on 5 September at 12.15. It originally said Azerbajan's incumbent EU ambassador, Fuad Iskandarov, reportedly received funds from the scheme. This was a mistake. It was meant to say Emin Eyyubov, who is a former Azerbaijani envoy to the EU.

  • 28.07.2017

    The article Spain's PM appeals to court over Catalan independence was corrected on Friday at 16.50. It originally said that the reform of the Catalan parliament procedure would facilitate a vote to declare independence, whereas in fact it would facilitate the adoption of the bill calling for the independence referendum.

  • 14.07.2017

    The article New Romanian PM tries to reassure EU was corrected on 13 July 2017. The article originally referred to party leader Victor Dragnea, when his name is in fact Liviu Dragnea.

  • 28.06.2017

    The article EU parliament should befriend transparency was corrected on 28 June 2017. The article's footnote had originally said that MEP Danuta Huebner is the chair of the foreign affairs committee, when in fact she is the chair of the constitutional affairs committee.

  • 27.06.2017

    The article EU Commission could get say on Russia gas pipeline incorrectly gave the impression that member states on Monday granted the mandate for the European Commission talks with Russia on Nord Stream 2. In fact, they agreed informally to hold talks on the mandate, but the decision is to be voted on at a later stage.

  • 14.06.2017

    The article Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland face EU sanctions on migrants was corrected and updated on 14 June 2017 at 15.50. It had originally stated that the Czech Republic had not made any pledges since May 2015, when in fact it had not made any pledges since May 2016.

  • 13.06.2017

    EUobserver has deleted a news-in-brief article entitled "Macedonia considers name change to join Nato". The article was based on a report by the FT, a British newspaper, which had incorrectly reported the views of the Macedonian foreign minister, the Macedonian foreign ministry said. The FT has also published a correction, saying that Macedonia in fact considered joining Nato under a provisional name.

  • 13.06.2017

    The article EU states eye production of new fighter jet was changed on 13 June 2017. The corrected version now says Spain aims to replace its F18 jet, not F16, as previously reported.

  • 12.06.2017

    The headline of the article May clings to power with Irish unionists was changed on 12 June 2017. The corrected version now says "Northern Irish unionists" to make clear that the headline refers to the DUP party.

  • 24.05.2017

    The article Would-be US envoy calls EU a 'failure' incorrectly referred to US WWII-era leader Theodore Roosevelt, but rather Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president during World War 2.

  • 26.04.2017

    The ticker Council of Europe puts Turkey on watch list originally said the Council has no binding power over its 47 member states, while it has in fact limited enforcement powers.

  • 20.04.2017

    The article Meet Le Pen's friends at Trump Tower was corrected on 20 April at 14.30, to describe The Republicans as a centre-right party, and not centre-left as originally written.

  • 12.04.2017

    A news ticker published on Wednesday 12 April initially said that a voter registration website for the UK referendum on EU membership may have been "hacked". In fact, the House of Commons report only said that it did not rule out the possibility that it was attacked with a DDoS attack. More on the difference in this article.

  • 06.04.2017

    The article Former UN chief implies EU farm subsidies unfair quoted Kofi Annan saying it was sometimes "easier to import ten tomatoes" than for Africans to grow them locally. Annan had probably said "tinned tomatoes".

  • 03.04.2017

    The article Most Libya migrants not headed to EU, aid group says said the IOM had interviewed 300,000 migrants in 2016, when in fact it had registered and identified 300,000.

  • 17.02.2017

    The article EU interns to rebel against unpaid work said the EEAS takes on 400 unpaid interns in its delegations. In fact, the figure is 800.

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