Thursday

19th Oct 2017

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IMF chief probed in corruption case

French prosecutors in Paris on Wednesday questioned IMF chief Christine Lagarde over her role in a €400 million state payout to French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was finance minister, reports Reuters. The prosecutors cite "numerous anomalies and irregularities" in the affair. Lagarde declined to comment to journalists.

EU okays Privacy Shield's first year

Commission gives 'thumbs-up' to controversial Privacy Shield deal with US on data sharing after a year's operation - but notes room for improvement.

EU agencies defend research ahead of glyphosate vote

As the renewal of the weedkiller glyphosate is a hot potato on the EU agenda, with a vote in the Parliament on Thursday, the role of two closely-involved EU agencies has come under scrutiny.

Spain points at elections as exit to Catalan crisis

Spanish political leaders called on Catalan separatists to organise regional elections as a way to avoid emergency measures due to be taken on Thursday. That's "not on the table", a Catalan official replied.

News in Brief

  1. Merkel starts coalition talks to form government by December
  2. Iceland confirms long-standing EU opposition, poll shows
  3. EU summit moved to previous building after fumes scare
  4. Catalonia will 'not back down'
  5. New toxic incident in EU building ahead of summit
  6. Murdered Malta journalist's family invited to Parliament
  7. EU food safety chief denies keeping studies 'secret'
  8. EU states pledge 24,000 resettlement places so far

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  3. EU agencies defend research ahead of glyphosate vote
  4. Spain points at elections as exit to Catalan crisis
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