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18th Oct 2017

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EU ombudsman: ethical committee report on Barroso should be public

The EU commission's ethical committee overseeing the appointment of former EU commission president Barroso's at Goldman Sachs should "move as fast as reasonably possible," EU ombudsman Emily O'Reilly told France 24 TV. She said it would be "unavoidable" for the commission to publish the report, even it is not required. "The public and moral pressure would be immense, I don't think the commission can duck from that."

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.

Court hearing in MEPs 'private' expenses battle

The European parliament claims the media and public do not have a right to supervise or monitor the public role of MEPs, says Natasa Pirc Musar, a lawyer representing journalists, in a transparency battle against the assembly.

Europeans more positive about EU, survey shows

On balance, 55 percent of British respondents said the UK had benefited from EU membership. Among all European respondents, 47 percent said their voice counted in the EU.

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