19th Mar 2018


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.

'Decisive step' in Brexit ahead of EU summit

The UK and the EU have reached a legal agreement on citizens' rights and the financial settlement, but with still little progress on the future of the Irish border.


Moria refugee camp is no place for people

Two years on from the highly-controversial EU-Turkey deal, many thousands of refugees are still trapped on Greek islands. One of them offers an open invitation to EU leaders to see their inhospitable conditions at the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos.


Selmayr case symptomatic, warns EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.

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