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27th Apr 2017

Ticker

Probe opened into Fillon's wife's parliament salary

A Paris prosecutor specialised in financial cases opened a probe on Wednesday after Penelope Fillon, the wife of the centre-right candidate for president Francois Fillon, drew a large salary for her allegedly fictional work as his personal assistant. She may have earned more than €500,000 over the years, according to the Canard Enchaine newspaper, which broke the story.

EU starts legal action against Hungary

The EU Commission is to launch a legal probe into Hungary's attack on a Soros-funded university, but Hungary's Orban was unrepentant the he faced MEPs.

Opinion

Brexit is about Europe's future as well

Europe must learn the lessons of TTIP and ensure that the negotiations transparently address the broad interests of European citizens, including on climate change and the environment.

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