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19th Sep 2018

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Panama Papers: Four EU officials put under scrutiny

EU anti-fraud office (Olaf) said Wednesday that it cross-checked 40,000 names mentioned in last year's Panama Papers against people who have worked for the EU institutions. It found seventeen matches, but only saw grounds to investigate four. These cases are still ongoing. Olaf's director-general, Giovanni Kessler, said it was good news that there were "so few cases". It was already reported that former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes was mentioned.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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New book: Why war is coming

War is the likely outcome of current geopolitical trends - the decline of democracy and rise of authoritarian nationalism - says Belgian writer Koert Debeuf in his new book 'Tribalisation', to be launched in New York this week.

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