EPP propose law to protect small farmers against oligarchs

By |maj 13th, 2020|Andrej Babis, Bulgaria, Common Agicultural Policy, corruption, Czech Republic, EU funds, fraud, Hungary, investigative journalism, Italy, News, oligarchs, Viktor Orbán|

The European People's Party group called on Wednesday (13 May) for an EU law to prevent oligarchs and land-grabbers drawing on EU subsidies at the expense of small and medium-sized farming businesses. The practice is widespread in countries in Eastern ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EPP propose law to protect small farmers against oligarchs

Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

By |maj 8th, 2020|Agrofert, Andrej Babis, EPP, EU budget 2021-2027, EU funds, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Renew Europe|

MEPs in charge of controlling EU spending on Thursday (7 May) said Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš should stay out of negotiations towards the bloc's future budget until a probe into a possible conflict of interest was resolved.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech PM must stay out of EU budget talks, say MEPs

Italy smashes mafia racket defrauding EU agriculture funds

By |januar 16th, 2020|CAP, EU funds, Italy, mafia, News|

Italian police arrested 94 people in pre-dawn raids on Wednesday (15 January) as part of an investigation into an alleged Mafia scam that defrauded European Union agriculture funds of millions of euros. Prosecutors said they believed the fraud was orch...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Italy smashes mafia racket defrauding EU agriculture funds

Fairer EU funding needed to halt brain drain: Croatia minister

By |januar 10th, 2020|Andrej Plenković, Croatia, Croatian Presidency, demographic change, depopulation, Dubravka Suica, EU funds, News, research, science and education, Von der Leyen Commission|

Cash from the EU's research funds must be spread beyond the "old men's club" of prestigious institutions in richer member states to curb the brain drain exacerbating inequalities across the bloc, a Croatian minister said on Thursday (9 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Fairer EU funding needed to halt brain drain: Croatia minister

Fairer EU funding needed to halt brain drain: Croatia minister

By |januar 10th, 2020|Andrej Plenković, Croatia, Croatian Presidency, demographic change, depopulation, Dubravka Suica, EU funds, News, research, science and education, Von der Leyen Commission|

Cash from the EU's research funds must be spread beyond the "old men's club" of prestigious institutions in richer member states to curb the brain drain exacerbating inequalities across the bloc, a Croatian minister said on Thursday (9 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Fairer EU funding needed to halt brain drain: Croatia minister

Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

By |december 4th, 2019|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, EU funds, fraud, News, OLAF|

The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year

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 ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Association chief: Portuguese textile industry likes to think Brexit will not happen

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...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission puts Czech PM’s old businesses under the microscope

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. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU auditors praise refugee assistance to Turkey despite irregularities