Wednesday

22nd Feb 2017

Ticker

EU probes ex-commissioner's offshore dealings

Jean-Claude Juncker has written to former competition commissioner Neelie Kroes seeking “clarifications”, the EU Commission said, following leaks that showed she had interests in an offshore firm called Mint that she failed to declare. The commission said it was also “looking into” whether Mint was linked to any firms on which Kroes adjudicated while she was in office. The inquiry could see her stripped of her EU pension.

France's Macron issues Brexit warning

The centrist presidential candidate tells talented Britons to come to France and warns against giving the UK "undue advantages" after Brexit, in a speech in London.

French police raid Le Pen's party office

Officers raid the National Front headquarters near Paris over allegations that leader Marine Le Pen used fake EU parliament contracts to pay her personal staff.

Interview

The Armenia-Azerbaijan war: A refugee's story

The lynching of a woman in the Soviet Union in 1988 gives insight into why reconciliation remains so hard in the 30-year long war on Europe's eastern fringe.

News in Brief

  1. Romanian parliament buries controversial corruption decree
  2. Dozens drown off Libyan coast
  3. EU ministers approve anti-tax avoidance directive
  4. Poland rejects EU criticism of court changes
  5. German nationalist leader met with Putin allies in Moscow
  6. German housing market overheated, says Bundesbank
  7. France invites three EU leaders for Versailles summit in March
  8. Greece agrees on new bailout reforms

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