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EU lawmakers want 'financial police force'

EU lawmakers on Wednesday in a committee working on tax fraud demanded the European Commission come up with a proposal for a European financial police force with investigative powers. The committee proposed the idea as part of a report that summarised its year-long probe into financial crimes and tax havens following scandals like Luxleaks and Panama Papers.

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WHO on coronavirus in Europe: 'be prepared'

The European Commission urged member states to review their pandemic plans and to inform about their healthcare capabilities to respond to the coronavirus, since more cases can be

Frontex hits activist pair with €24,000 legal bill

Two pro-transparency campaigners received a €23,700 bill from the EU's border agency Frontex after having lost a court case. Frontex's budget for 2020 is €460m. The campaigners refuse to pay, saying the agency doesn't need the money.

'Fragmented' Slovakia goes to polls amid corruption woes

Saturday's elections in Slovakia could herald the rise of the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia, or the emergence of a populist anti-corruption candidate, in a country wracked by mistrust since the assassination two years ago of an investigative journalist.

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EU development policy needs a fresh start

As the European Commission meets the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, prior to a new EU-Africa strategy, the obsolete donor-recipient mentality must be junked, writes European Parliament development committee chairman Tomas Tobé MEP.

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