Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year

By |oktober 8th, 2019|EU budget, EU funds, European Court of Auditors, fraud, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, News, OLAF|

More than €4 billion of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday (8 October), which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc's funds are invested.

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Association chief: Portuguese textile industry likes to think Brexit will not happen

By |marec 18th, 2019|EU enlargement, EU funds, eurozone crisis, fashion, Innovation, News, Portugal, textile industry|

Portugal has strong links with Britain and Brexit is perceived as a challenge in the country, as it has affected trade since the time of the referendum in 2016. But many companies seem to believe that Brexit will not happen, Paulo Vaz told EURACTIV in ...

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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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EU auditors praise refugee assistance to Turkey despite irregularities

By |november 13th, 2018|EU funds, EU-Turkey deal, European Court of Auditors, Migration, News, Refugees, Turkey|

The Facility for Refugees in Turkey “swiftly” addressed peoples’ needs, a report of the European Court of Auditors published on Tuesday (13 October) stated, despite some irregularities in tracking the EU funds. 

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From Calarasi to Vidin: common borders, common solutions

By |oktober 1st, 2018|Bulgaria, cohesion policy, EAcohesion, EU funds, Interreg, News, Romania|

From Calarasi to Ruse, from Costanza to Veliko Tarnovo, EU Cohesion Policy has supported hundreds of actions and infrastructure investment in the fields of transport, science, education, youth employment, environment and support for small and medium-si...

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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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Conditionality for protecting the rule of law: Will it fly?

By |maj 9th, 2018|EU funds, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Poland, rule of law|

The idea of making EU funding conditional with respect of the rule of law seems logical as legislatives changes adopted in Hungary and Poland are worrisome. But will it tackle the root of the problem? Ramona Coman and Nathalie Brack have the answer.

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Empire strikes back: EU to combat eastern strongmen with funding threat

By |april 27th, 2018|Article 7, EU funds, EU values, Fidesz, Fundamental rights, George Soros, illiberal democracy, Jaroslav Kaczynski, News, PiS, populism, refugee crisis, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

The European Union will deploy a new financial weapon next week to try to rein in what Brussels sees as illiberal nationalism rising in the east of the bloc and threatening its democratic foundations.

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Auditors blast EU’s Turkey membership funding

By |marec 14th, 2018|civil society, EU enlargement, EU funds, European Court of Auditors, News, Turkey|

Massive European Union funding to help Turkey's stalled membership bid has "barely addressed" key problems with democracy and the media, the bloc's spending watchdog said today (14 March).

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Italy fumes against company relocations in bitter election campaign

By |februar 21st, 2018|Carlo Calenda, EU funds, Italian elections 2018, Margrethe Vestager, News, Slovakia, State aid|

European Union rules are helping less wealthy nations swipe jobs from their bigger partners, Italy's industry ministry said yesterday (20 February), as plans by a multinational to shift production to Slovakia took centre stage in the national election ...

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