The situation concerning freedom of media is “alarming” as only a fraction of the world’s population enjoys a free press, an EU official warned on Wednesday. Experts want new laws to protect investigative journalists.
The European Parliamentcalled Wednesday on police in Malta to investigate the revelations from leaked reports like the Panama Papers and said it will investigate the recent murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Reporters who filed complaints against the European Parliament for not revealing how its members were spending their allowances were baffled by the arguments of the defense at last week’s court hearing, one of the plaintiffs told OCCRP Tuesday.
The European Parliament called for tighter anti-corruption measures on Wednesday and for an investigation into reports that Azerbaijan paid off EU decision-makers who spoke favorably about the country’s dismal human rights record.
The Bulgarian nominee for EU digital minister is expected to be approved by the European Parliament on July 3 despite reports that she received a politically-facilitated deep discount on the rent of an upscale apartment in Sofia.
Hundreds of members of the European Parliament are potentially misusing EU funds meant to pay for offices in their home country, but at least 249 of these offices either do not exist or are nowhere to be found, according to an investigation by 'Journalists of the MEPs Project' published Wednesday.
A former European Parliament lawmaker has been sentenced to prison for bribery by the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice, reported Romanian Insider.
Viktor Uspaskich, a member of the European Parliament and a former multi-millionaire, was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud in 2013. This week three judges overturned that conviction on appeal.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have introduced 155 amendments to the draft resolution on Montenegro urging the country to tackle corruption, vote-buying, investigate Prva Bank (First Bank) and the Telekom Affair among other cases, reported Balkan Insight.
An unprecedented cross-border journalistic initiative, called The MEPs Project, was launched on Nov. 20 to demand greater transparency about expenditure of allowances paid to members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
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