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23rd May 2018

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EU threatens funding cut over Oxfam sex allegations

The European Commission said Monday it expects Oxfam to "clarify allegations" of covering up its staff using prostitutes during a 2011 post-earthquake relief mission in Haiti, after a 2011 Oxfam internal investigation was revealed to the press on Friday. For its intervention in Haiti, Oxfam-UK received €1.7m from the EU. The commission said it's ready to "review" and eventually "cease funds" to partners who don't respect the EU's ethical standards.

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Are EU data watchdogs staffed for GDPR?

The success of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will depend on whether data protection authorities enforce the new rules - which, in turn, will be at least partly determined by how many people they employ.

EU pessimistic on permanent US trade exemption

EU trade chief said the US will impose tariffs or "other limiting measures" on 1 June, as the EU's offer to start limited trade talks is probably not enough for the protectionist Trump presidency.

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