- Bulgaria is failing to adopt measures to make proper use of potential European funding for the next six years
- 15 new suspects (total now 159) announced in Spain’s €300 million EU funds corruption scandal that involves PMs party and EIB vice-president
- The EU pays €2.5 million for solar panels in Tuvalu
- The EU pays €5.2 million to Kiribati
- The EU hands over €400 million for energy projects in the Pacific
- EU funded work on Thessaloniki’s metro has been halted for almost two years
- 50 Bulgarian municipalities face bankruptcy over newly discovered public procurement flaws
- ECHR rules Spain cannot deport 30 Sahrawi asylum seekers from the Western Sahara because they had failed to properly hear the claims.
- Total EU accumulated debt increased to 92.6% of gross domestic product in 2013, up from 90.7%, rising even further above the EU’s 60% limit.
- The European Commission plans to become the internet’s global governor.
- The EU’s ‘solution’ to curbing carbon emissions had the direct result of INCREASING ozone depleting gases by over 50%
- 87 Bulgarian municipalities to be fined for violations of spending of EU money earmarked for environmental projects
- EU funds new ambulances in Hungary
- The EU handed Slovenia (population 2 million) €4.1 billion from 2007 to 2013
- Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International slams the EU for its opaque decision-making which leads to corruption
- Hungary accuses the European Commission of favouring the interests of big corporations over SMEs
- European Commission Presidential candidate says that Bulgarian politicians do not comply with EU standards
- EU begins action against Romania for failing to implement directive concerning consumer rights
- Spain changes tax rules in order to ‘create’ €40 billion worth more of ‘assets’ on their banks balance sheets
- Bailiffs seize bank accounts of a Polish region after it fails to cough up tax revenues
- Higher pay has prompted almost 25% of Poles to declare their willingness to emigrate in search of a better paid job
- Spanish mortgages fell for the 46th consecutive month
- Italian blast furnace closes down taking 4,000 jobs with it. What recovery?
- 65% of Bulgarians working there say their working conditions are bad.
- 68% of Romanians working at home consider their working conditions bad
- While the EU rants and raves at Russia, Austria ties up a deal for itself with Gazprom this week. One for all?
- In EU speak Greece’s “debt dynamics have slightly worsened.” Or in other words they are further in the red
- The EU will hand Romania €39 billion between now and 2020