Monday

21st Aug 2017

Ticker

IMF chief found guilty of negligence by French court

Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, was found guilty of negligence by a court in Paris but will not be sentenced. The Court of Juctice of the Republic, composed of judges and MPs, ruled that Lagarde, when she was finance minister in 2008, failed to overturn an undue decision to pay €285 million of public money to a businessman, Bernard Tapie, in an arbitration case.

'I thought I was safe in Europe'

Arrest of Turkish dissident has again highlighted the way rogue regimes use Interpol to hunt their enemies inside the EU.

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.

News in Brief

  1. Austria has begun checks at Italian border
  2. Slovenian PM: Brexit talks will take longer than expected
  3. Merkel backs diesel while report warns of economic harm
  4. UK to publish new Brexit papers this week
  5. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  6. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  7. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  8. European Union returns to 2 percent growth

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