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20th Nov 2017

Ticker

Romanian top politician charged over EU funds 'fraud'

Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) on Monday charged Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) with fraud against EU funds, creating an organised criminal group, and abuse of his position for personal gain. The DNA said that the group aimed to "obtain illegally substantial amounts of money" from public projects. Dragnea is already ineligible in Romania because of a criminal conviction for voter fraud.

Interview

EU asylum chief: the 'future' arrived in 2015

Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.

Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.

German coalition talks collapse

The liberal Free Democratic Party pulled out of coalition talks late Sunday night, saying it is 'better not to rule than to rule wrongly'. It is unclear what happens next.

Magazine

Decision day for EU agencies relocation race

EU ministers will decide on the future location of two London-based EU agencies on Monday. In this edition of EUobserver's Regions & Cities magazine, we take a closer look at some of the EU agencies.

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