Passports for sale in EU corruption risk

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 13:17
A consortium of investigative journalists disclosed on Monday a series of case studies of Golden Visa programmes in EU member states. The programmes allow non-EU citizens to circumvent national citizenship rules and to buy residency permits and citizenship by investing large sums in property or businesses.
The Catalan Parliament president began party consultations Monday in Barcelona, looking for a new presidential candidate for the region, after the withdrawal of the separatist leader Carles Puigdemont.
The parliamentary elections in Italy on Sunday, with a turnout of 73 %, resulted in a rise in Eurosceptic, populist, anti-immigration and even pro-Russian parties which received more than half of the vote.

Marine Le Pen targeted by tax audit

Monday, 05 March 2018 16:51
The French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) wrote Sunday that the president of the far-right French party Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, is "currently subject of a tax audit".
On Sunday, the francophone Socialist party (PS) adopted, during a conference in Brussels, the programme which its candidates will focus upon ahead of next year’s European elections.

Roundtable on Agriculture in the Ukraine

Monday, 05 March 2018 10:49
When the EU gives money to Ukraine for maintenance and development, does the State disposes of them efficiently? This question is particularly pertinent in the agricultural sector.
The parliament adopted last October a resolution on reforming the asylum system in EU by sharing of responsibility for asylum seekers between all EU member states on the basis of mandatory relocation quotas.

EU and UK on Brexit collision course?

Friday, 02 March 2018 19:14
This week has seen EU and UK clarifying their positions on how to solve the outstanding issues in the withdrawal agreement after the negotiators made some progress last December in the first phase of the negotiations.
Recent years have seen foreign terrorist fighters in unprecedented numbers. Up to 30 000 jihadist fighters, including 5 000 from Europe, are estimated to have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, confirmed on Thursday that the European Union “will react both firmly and proportionally to defend (its) interests.”