David Price: Schuman Project

Brussels 13.01. The European Union politicians and civil servants have been holding the Councils on tax, budget spending, agriculture and fisheries and other key issues behind closed doors – “huis clos” – the practice which is contrary to the EU treaties. The EU process requires proper representation and accountability, said David Heilbron Price, insisting on…

Vice-president Eva Kaili stripped of her status

Brussels 13.12.2022 The European Parliament decided on Tuesday, December 13, to end the term of office of Vice-President Eva Kaili (Greece S &D). Nous venons de voter au #ParlementEuropéen pour démettre Eva Kaili de ses fonctions de vice-présidente.Tolérance zéro pour la #corruption. Maintenant, la commission d'enquête doit faire son travail et le Parlement doit renforcer…

President Metsola vows to reform Europarl rules

Strasbourg 13.12.2022 “…I think it would be no exaggeration to say that these have been among the longest days of my career. I must choose my words carefully, in a manner that does not jeopardise ongoing investigations or in any way undermine the presumption of innocence” said the president of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola,…

EU: MEPs call to free Navalny

Brussels 29.04.2021 The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) reiterate their call for the immediate and unconditional release of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose sentencing is politically motivated and runs counter to Russia’s international human rights obligations. Press releaseRussia: MEPs deplore military build-up attack in Czechia and jailing of Navalny: https://t.co/4n8V49NSvi pic.twitter.com/KAmSCeAXZO —…

EU prepares Magnitsky Law

The human rights were high on the agenda of the EU foreign ministers gathering in Brussels for December Council. The first Foreign Affairs Council #FAC @EUCouncil of @JosepBorrellF has started.Current affairs include #Bolivia, #Libya, #Iran and #EUArctic ➡ Check the publications: https://t.co/K6njmR4s2h https://t.co/sM5WYJq8aG — EU Council Press (@EUCouncilPress) December 9, 2019 The EU top diplomat…

Kyrgyz ex-President surrendered

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president Almazbek Atambayev has surrendered to the authorities, the supporters of the former head of state confirmed to TASS news agency. “Atambayev has been taken away from the territory of his residence by police agents,” a spokesman for Atambayev’s supporters said. Kyrgyzstan's ex-President Atambayev surrenders to authoritieshttps://t.co/PBIWDsK68n pic.twitter.com/VYJOkPMP2x — TASS (@tassagency_en) August 8, 2019…

EU allocates €119M to Ukraine

The EU provides additional  million for accountable and efficient governance in Ukraine and to step up its support to the Sea of Azov region. Additional EU support to Ukraine worth €109 million will help implement key reforms.Support will focus on decentralisation, fighting corruption, empowering civil society and accountable governance → https://t.co/aCJeKYck7U #EUUkraine pic.twitter.com/Y0gbopj3YO — European…

Bulgaria minister resigns over EU funds misuse

Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture Rumen Porozhanov (pictured) resigned in an aftermath of scandals involving purchases of luxury properties and the building of guest houses with EU aid for private use. Porozhanov did not quite immediately after the scandal eruption, but  two weeks after prosecutors launched a large-scale probe into possible fraud with EU rural development aid at over…

Tymoshenko confronts Ukraine President with impeachment

Ukrainian presidential candidate, former prime minister and leader of the Batkivshchyna (‘Fatherland‘) party, Yulia Tymoshenko, expressed confidence that the incumbent head of state, Petro Poroshenko, will not be able avoid responsibility after the upcoming March 31 elections. With Ukraine's presidential election just weeks away, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko turned up the heat on a top rival…

Ukrainian anti-corruption activist died after acid attack

Anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna (Katya) Gandzyuk, injured in an acid attack in July, died in a hospital, supporters and the Ukrainian government confirmed. Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Gandzyuk, seriously injured in an acid attack in July, has died in hospital, her supporters and the government in Kiev saidhttps://t.co/Z955B8iXjl — AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 4, 2018…