21st Mar 2018


EU asks Romania to cut spending

EU finance ministers said on Tuesday that Romania "has failed to take effective action to correct a significant budgetary deviation". They gave the Romanian government until 15 April next year to take measures to limit the increase in public spending to 3.3 percent in 2018, "representing an annual structural adjustment of at least 0.8 percent of GDP".

Whistleblower fears for life as US arrest Malta bank chair

US authorities have arrested the chair of the Maltese-registered Pilatus Bank for tax evasion. The bank facilitated political corruption in Malta but its whistleblower is now facing jail in Malta and fears for her life.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

EU mulls coercion to get refugee kids' fingerprints

EU policy and law makers are ironing out final details of a legislative reform on collecting the fingerprints of asylum seekers and refugees, known as Eurodac. The latest plan includes possibly using coercion against minors, which one MEP calls "violence".

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