Parliament approves the “rule of law conditionality” for access to EU funds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs approved the regulation designed to protect EU funds from being misused by EU governments who bend the rule of law. Under the new regulation, EU budget payments can be withheld from countries in which established breaches of the rule of law […]

EU funds must reach media and creative sector, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Additional EU action is needed to make sure EU help reaches the ravaged media and culture sectors, say EP Culture committee members. The culture and creative sector in the EU – especially individual creators and SMEs – and the media sector are being […]

Member states jeopardising the rule of law will risk losing EU funds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Governments interfering with courts or going easy on fraud and corruption will risk being stripped of EU funds, according to a draft law endorsed in committee on Thursday.   Assisted by a panel of independent experts, the EU Commission would be tasked with establishing […]

A Sting Exclusive: EU Commissioner Mimica looks at how the private sector can better deliver for international development

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation & Development. There’s never been a more relevant time to look at what role the private sector has to play in development. What are the challenges, and what can it help to deliver? The current world situation leaves us […]

Parliament sets up plan to fight the 3,600 criminal rings of EU

A special purpose Committee of the European Parliament adopted this week a package of measures to fight organised crime, corruption and money laundering, setting out an EU action plan for 2014-2019. Blocking organised crime’s financial assets and incomes are on top of the list. This special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering of […]