Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

Juncker will not sanction Oettinger for lobbyist flight

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker thinks that German commissioner Guenther Oettinger made "a blunder, not an unpardonable fault" when he flew on the plane of German lobbyist Klaus Mangold in May. "I don't see why it would deserve a sanction," he told French news website Contexte. "I can dismiss a commissioner without explanation but I keep that for more serious cases."

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

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