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NGOs shame Monaco for persecuting UK whistleblower

Some 40 leading NGOs, including Transparency International and the European Federation of Journalists, have signed a letter urging Monaco and Croatia to let British whistleblower Jonathan Taylor go home. Taylor has spent some 180 days in Dubrovnik, away from his family, fighting an extradition order to Monaco. The principality accused him of extortion after he exposed bribery at Monaco-based firm SBM Offshore, prompting hundreds of millions of euros in fines.

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Opinion

EU must break Orbán's veto on a tax rate for multinationals

This global tax rate for multinationals could yield up to €64bn annually. Yet, the Hungarian government led by Viktor Orbán has been blocking it for months. The impotency of the EU to strike a deal is irresponsible and incomprehensible.

Turkey's EU-funded detention centres ripe with abuse: NGO

Afghan and Syrian nationals are being abused at EU-funded removal centres in Turkey amid a lack of proper monitoring, says Human Rights Watch. The findings come at a time when Turkey is deporting large numbers of Afghans back to Kabul.

EU Commission proposes suspending billions to Hungary

Prime minister Viktor Orbán's government has to implement 27 measures "fully and correctly" before any payment from the €5.8bn recovery fund can be made, or the suspended €7.5bn of cohesion funds can be unblocked.

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