Wednesday

4th May 2016

Ticker

Corruption 'biggest threat' to European democracy

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland Tuesday said that "corruption is the biggest single threat to democracy in Europe today." Speaking to the parliamentary assembly of the human rights body, he noted that "more and more people on our continent are losing faith in the rule of law."

News in Brief

  1. EU Commission proposes visa-free travel for Turkey
  2. Iceland in court for not respecting EU laws
  3. Sweden registers more asylum application withdrawals
  4. German Pegida leader convicted of inciting hatred
  5. ECB expected to stop printing €500 notes
  6. Spain dissolves parliament for 26 June election
  7. Germany to legalise cannabis for medicinal use
  8. Hungary to hold migrant quota referendum by October

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