Wednesday

24th May 2017

Ticker

France to repay €20mn in farm funding

A total of €20 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by France, was Wednesday claimed back by the European Commission under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure. In total, Brussels ordered €57 million back from 15 member states after audits had shown the funds was not spent properly.

Children among dead in UK bomb attack

Children are among the victims after a suspected suicide bomber detonated at the Manchester Arena on Monday, the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Europe.

Investigation

Fight club: Russian spies seek EU recruits

Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned.

Letter

An open letter to ministers on the audiovisual directive

The ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is a key opportunity to reduce exposure of Europe's children to advertisements of health-harmful products – an opportunity that should not be missed.

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