Government advisor acting as Maltese ‘double agent’ creates new stir for France

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|conflict of interest, Édouard Philippe, ethics, France, Malta, News, Sandro Gozi, scandal, Sylvie Goulard|

After the scandal with the European Parliament's rejection of Sylvie Goulard as the French Commissioner, it is now the turn of Sandro Gozi, the EU adviser to France's prime minister, to be in the spotlight. The Italian had allegedly collaborated with t...

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After setback, Hungary offers its EU ambassador for Commissioner

By |oktober 1st, 2019|conflict of interest, European Commission, Hungary, illiberal democracy, László Trócsányi, News, refugee crisis, Rovana Plumb, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary is set to propose its ambassador to the EU Olivér Várhelyi as its member of the EU's executive after the European Parliament blocked the first candidate put forward by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the premier said on Monday (30 September).

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Commission to rule on Czech PM conflict of interest ahead of EU elections

By |februar 5th, 2019|2019 European elections, Agrofert, ALDE, Andrej Babis, ANO, conflict of interest, News|

Facing conflict of interest proceedings under tightened EU rules, billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš may soon become the first European politician found in violation of the bloc's new law.

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Commission puts Czech PM’s old businesses under the microscope

By |januar 15th, 2019|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, corruption, Czech Republic, EU funds, News|

Auditors from the European Commission are in the Czech Republic to take a closer look at EU subsidies for a holding of companies formerly owned by the current Czech prime minister, which might still constitute a conflict of interest. EURACTIV Czech Rep...

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Billionaire Czech PM faces more legal trouble over use of EU funds

By |december 3rd, 2018|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, News, OLAF|

Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš faced renewed pressure over his business dealings on Saturday (1 December) after an EU legal document said he has a conflict of interest due to links to agribusiness companies that received European funds.

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MEPs put pressure on Commission to take position on Czech PM fraud case

By |september 14th, 2018|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, corruption, Czech Republic, EU funds, News|

MEPs have urged the European Commission to investigate Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for possible conflicts of interest involving EU funds, after being persuaded by the Czech branch of Transparency International and the Czech Pirate Party.

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Glyphosate has adverse health effects from doses considered safe, study shows

By |maj 17th, 2018|cancer, conflict of interest, European Parliament, glyphosate, Health, medical research, News|

Glyphosate, the chemical found in the world’s most widely used weed-killer, can have disruptive effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe, according to a study presented at the European Parliament on Wednesday (16 May).

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Czech MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

By |januar 16th, 2018|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, corruption, czech elections, Jiri Drahos, Miloš Zeman, News|

Czech lawmakers resume debate today (16 January) ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.

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Who is behind the EPP’s latest attempt to tighten rules for NGOs?

By |september 21st, 2017|conflict of interest, David Zaruk, EU-Israel, glyphosate, Israel, Israel boycott, Markus Pieper, Monsanto, News, NGO funding, NGO Monitor|

On 14 September, MEPs voted against amendments to tighten controls on EU-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that act "against EU interests". A search for the proponents of these measures points to a pro-Israeli pressure group and a Glyphosate...

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