19th Mar 2018


Commission clears Barroso to work for Goldman Sachs

The European Commission’s ethical committee recommended on Monday that former commission president Jose Manuel Barroso should not be sanctioned for taking up a senior position with Goldman Sachs bank. Vicky Cann from Corporate Europe Observatory said the 18-month cooling-off period for former EU commissioners is too short to prevent conflicts of interest, while the EU's ombudsman said, she would now reflect on the next steps – including a possible inquiry.


Brexit and trade will top This WEEK

A crucial EU summit will decide whether to give a green light to the Brexit transition period, while the EU is also fighting to get exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs.


Four years on – but we will not forget illegally-occupied Crimea

Together with many other partners, including the United States, Canada and Norway, the European Union has implemented a policy of non-recognition and sanctions regimes, targeting people and entities that have promoted Russia's illegal annexation.

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  5. Macron, Merkel pledge eurozone reform plan by June
  6. Sweden emerges as possible US-North Korean summit host
  7. Google accused of paying academics backing its policies
  8. New interior minister: 'Islam doesn't belong to Germany'

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