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19th Aug 2017

Ticker

De Gucht justifies EU allowance: 'That's the system'

Ex-commissioner Karel De Gucht (trade) confirmed to Belgian media on Thursday that he receives a transitional allowance from the EU commission. He said he saw nothing wrong with that. "That's the system," he said, adding that he did not understand why German newspaper Die Zeit wrote about which former commissioners still receive the fee, two years after the end of Barroso II. "This rule has existed for 50 years."

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

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