Julian Assange allowed to appeal extradition from UK to US

Est. 4min

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given permission on Monday (20 May) to appeal against extradition to the United States after arguing at London's High Court that he might not be able to rely on his right to free speech in a US court.


Pfizergate: Belgian court postpones case to December taking pressure off von der Leyen

Est. 6min

On Friday, hearing before a Belgian court on the Pfizergate was postponed to 6 December to give all parties additional time to further examine certain aspects of the case, such as the competence conflict between the Belgian investigating judge and the EPPO.


Slovak PM Fico in serious but stable condition, President-elect says

Est. 5min

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in a serious but stable condition and is able to speak a little, the country's president-elect said on Thursday (16 May), a day after an assassination attempt that sent shock waves across Europe.

Elections 16-05-2024

RussiaGate: German police search premises of leading far-right politician

Est. 4min

On Thursday (16 May), German authorities searched the premises of Petr Bystron, a top candidate for the far-right Alternative for Germany in June's EU election, to investigate alleged bribes by Russian officials.


Malta deputy PM and EU Commission hopeful quits amid healthcare scandal

Est. 2min

Malta deputy prime minister Chris Fearne resigned on Friday (10 May) amid a corruption scandal over a 2015 government concession for the management of three state hospitals granted to a previously unknown healthcare group.


Polish judge at heart of spy scandal loses immunity

Est. 2min

A Polish judge with access to classified information who fled to Belarus was on Thursday (9 May) stripped of his legal immunity, opening the way for potential espionage charges.

Elections 07-05-2024

Brussels office of far-right MEP Krah’s assistant raided in Chinese espionage case

Est. 3min

Law enforcement officers raided the offices of far-right AfD lead candidate Maximilian Krah's team in the European Parliament in Brussels early on Tuesday (7 May) to search for evidence against his former aide, suspected to have worked for Beijing.


Poland probing alleged links between Orlen unit’s ex-CEO and Hezbollah

Est. 4min

Poland has launched an investigation into multi-million-dollar cash losses by Polish refiner Orlen's Swiss unit and allegations that its former CEO had ties to "terrorist organisations", Warsaw chief prosecutor Malgorzata Adamajtys said on Tuesday (30 April).


Germany’s ‘Reichsbuerger’ coup suspects go on trial

Est. 3min

Nine men go on trial in Germany on Monday (29 April) charged with high treason, attempted murder and plotting a violent coup d'état aimed at installing an aristocrat as national leader and imposing martial law.


EU Parliament votes to strengthen protection for human trafficking victims

Est. 4min

The criminalisation of forced marriage, illegal adoption, and exploitation of surrogacy have been added to the scope of a directive to prevent human trafficking and protect victims, as voted by the European Parliament on Tuesday (23 April).

Global Europe 16-04-2024

Pro-Russian Voice of Europe back online from Kazakhstan

Est. 3min

The outlet Voice of Europe, allegedly involved in a pro-Russian propaganda network, has restarted operations, hosted in Kazakhstan after it was sanctioned by the Czech Republic last month, Euractiv’s data shows. 


Belgium probes EU lawmakers allegedly bribed by Moscow

Est. 4min

Belgium's federal prosecutor has launched an investigation against members of the European Parliament allegedly paid by Moscow, and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will bring the issue of Russian interference to the top of next week's leaders' summit.

Politics 12-04-2024

Greek Recovery Fund: MP urges EU prosecutor to keep eyes ‘wide open’

Est. 5min

EU Prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi, recently criticised by the Greek government for 'overstepping her mandate', should keep her “eyes wide open” when it comes to the implementation of the Greek Recovery Fund, in light of a new investigation over alleged fraud, a leading opposition lawmaker told Euractiv.


Spain to scrap ‘golden visas’ for foreign real estate investors

Est. 2min

Spain will scrap its so-called "golden visa" programme granting residency rights to foreigners who make large investments in real estate in the country, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told reporters on Monday (8 April).


‘Panama Papers’ trial to begin eight years after tax scandal

Est. 3min

Twenty-seven people are set to go on trial on Monday (8 April) for money laundering in connection with the "Panama Papers" tax evasion scandal, which revealed how many of the world's wealthy stashed assets in offshore companies.


Top court shakes Greek politics with key ruling on wiretapping scandal

Est. 4min

Greece’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday (5 April) that people under surveillance by secret services should be informed about the reasons their privacy is breached, a development hailed by the opposition as a victory for the rule of law.

Economy 04-04-2024

Italy uncovers alleged €600mn Recovery Fund fraud

Est. 4min

The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) and the Italian financial police have jointly uncovered an alleged fraud scheme involving €600 million related to the Next Generation EU recovery fund, and extensive raids are underway across Italy, the EPPO said on Thursday (4 April). 

EU Institutions 04-04-2024

EU Parliament once again raises ethics reform as Russia’s cash-for-influence scandal unfolds

Est. 4min

With two months until June’s EU election, the Parliament has gone into alert mode as pressure piles up to respond to a new cash-for-influence scandal rocking the institution, with new reforms back on the table. 

Global Europe 27-03-2024

Julian Assange wins temporary reprieve from extradition to US

Est. 4min

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States from Britain was put on hold on Tuesday (26 March) after London's High Court said the United States must provide assurances he would not face the death penalty.


Julian Assange to hear result of crucial ruling on US extradition

Est. 2min

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out on Tuesday (26 March) whether the High Court in London will allow him to appeal against his extradition from Britain to the United States or if his British legal challenges have finally come to an end.


Hunt for Baader-Meinhof fugitives intensifies in Berlin

Est. 2min

German police briefly detained several people on Sunday (3 March) in Berlin during a manhunt for two members of the far-left militant Baader-Meinhof gang, who have been on the run for more than 30 years.


Investigation open following deadly Valencia apartment block fire

Est. 4min

At least nine people were killed by a huge fire that ripped through an apartment block in an affluent district of Spain's third largest city, Valencia, authorities said on Friday (23 February).


EU’s new Anti-Money Laundering Authority to be based in Frankfurt

Est. 3min

The European Union's new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) will be based in Frankfurt, Germany, the Belgian Presidency of the EU said on Thursday (22 February), in a move the bloc hopes will advance its fight against illicit finance.


EU’s democratic safeguards on financial aid fall short, auditors say

Est. 3min

EU conditions for ensuring rule of law among member states before they can receive financial aid are not strong enough to completely rule out a backsliding in democracy, the 27-nation bloc's auditors said on Wednesday (21 February).