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Orban family probed over 'fraudulent' EU projects

A Hungarian public prosecutor's office on Monday ordered an investigation into Elios Innovative Ltd, a company co-owned by Istvan Tiborcz, son-in-law of Hungarian premier Viktor Orban, after a two-year investigation by OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud office, recommended legal action. OLAF found possible fraud in public procurement whereby Elios was awarded EU-financed projects. OLAF also proposed to the EU Commission to demand €43.7million back from Hungary, according to local media.

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Belgium's EU commission hopeful in free press row

Didier Reynders, Belgium's EU commissioner hopeful and foreign minister backed bill that could sentence whistle-blowers to five years in prison and fine journalists up to €5,000.

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The EU committee's great 'per diem' charade

Around 30 members of European Economic Social Committee, who live and work primarily in Brussels or nearby, have claimed €1.47m in a 'daily subsistence' allowance from European taxpayers to cover accommodation, food and local transport for meetings held in Brussels.

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Trump to meet Greenland leader in Denmark

Donald Trump is to meet Greenland leader Kim Kielsen while in Denmark next month, amid global attention prompted by Trump's offer to buy the vast island.

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