#DaphneCaruanaGailizia – European Parliament agrees to new prize for investigative journalism

The Bureau of the European Parliament on 16 December decided to create a prize for investigative journalism named after the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured). MEPs supported the creation of a prize in 2019 in their resolution of 15 November 2017 on the Rule of Law in Malta. The decision comes as court proceedings in […]

‘No one must be left behind’: #Climate and #EUBudget showdown at EU summit

European leaders rallied in Brussels on Thursday (12 December) at a Council summit where talk will focus on two major issues: the bloc’s budget and climate change, writes Matthew Holroyd. This December Council, which will continue on Friday (13 December), is the first summit for the new leaders of the European institutions, EU Commission President […]

#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]

Scotland Yard to question Russian oligarch #VladimirGusinsky over money laundering allegations

Scotland Yard detectives are scoping an investigation into a London based Russian oligarch over alleged links to money laundering.Officers were brought into the inquiry after detailed financial information was passed to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).The NCA leads the fight against money laundering both at home and abroad – writes Philip Braund. It’s alleged […]

#Huawei ‘is a trusted ally of Europe’

In response to the opinion piece by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo published today (2 December) in Politico Europe Huawei issues the following statement: “Huawei categorically rejects the defamatory and false allegations spread by the government of the United States. These are malicious and well-worn accusations. All they do is to undermine the […]