Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

Greek official to face trial for inflating 2009 deficit

Greece's former statistics chief is to face trial for allegedly inflating figures for Greece’s deficit in 2009, the Supreme Court decided on Tuesday. Andreas Georgiou headed the ELSTAT agency, which was set up in the wake of Greece’s first international bailout. Its data was used to justify Greece’s entry into harsh bailout programmes. Georgiou denies any wrongdoing.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

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