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19th Jan 2019

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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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Aachen treaty and Brexit endgame This WEEK

Germany and France are set to reinforce their alliance as the engine-house of European integration, while Britain continues to struggle to leave the EU.

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Germany led the way on protection of human rights this year, but Hungary, Italy, and Poland "undermined the EU's moral standing" on the world stage, a leading NGO said.

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How to troll the European Parliament elections

The May 2019 European parliament elections will take place in a context which make a very promising ground for protest votes and extreme views, aided by bots and algorithms.

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