19th Mar 2018


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.


Selmayr case symptomatic, warns EU novel author

The controversy over the new EU Commission top civil servant is revealing of what is wrong with EU institutions and how they are blocked by national governments, says award-winning Austrian novelist Robert Menasse.


Brexit and trade will top This WEEK

A crucial EU summit will decide whether to give a green light to the Brexit transition period, while the EU is also fighting to get exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs.

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