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EU vows 'thorough probe' of bribery claims in Kosovo mission

EU vows 'thorough probe' of bribery claims in Kosovo mission

The head of the European Union's justice mission in Kosovo on Thursday said he took "very seriously" allegations that some top officials had taken bribes to drop criminal cases and vowed a thorough investigation.

EU resumes financial aid to Zimbabwe

The European Union will resume development and finance cooperation with Zimbabwe this weekend when part of the sanctions imposed on President Robert Mugabe's government over rights abuses expire.

EU extends Belarus sanctions for a year

The European Union on Thursday extended sanctions against Belarus for an additional year, saying Minsk had not made enough progress on human rights to justify any other course.

IMF cautions Greece on early withdrawal from program

The IMF said Thursday that Greece is not ready to rely solely on commercial markets for financing, after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the country might exit its bailout early.

Ukraine to ask EU, US for help paying for Russian gas

Ukraine's prime minister said Thursday he would ask the United States and Germany for help paying Kiev's gas debt to Moscow so that Russia could resume supplies.


'UN climate summit will fail' unless US sets big goal

Photo Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-MadisonThe UN climate summit in 2015 will fail unless the United States sets "a concrete and ambitious" goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, warns EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

Comprehensive assessment shows robust European banking sector

The results of the comprehensive assessment of the 130 most significant European banks show that the sector is very robust and capable of sustaining a severe recession, the European Banking Federation concludes from the final results of the assessment published by the ECB, the European Banking Authority and national supervisors.

Lawyer-linguists, Council and Parliament, European Personnel Selection Office

The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament in Brussels are looking to recruit lawyer-linguists with the following main languages: Finnish, French, Portuguese, Romanian or Slovak.

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The VAT gap - EUR 177 bn VAT revenues lost in 2012

An estimated EUR 177 billion in VAT revenues was lost due to non-compliance or non-collection in 2012, according to the latest VAT Gap study published by the Commission today. This equates to 16 per cent of total expected VAT revenue of 26 Member States. The VAT Gap study sets out detailed data on the difference between the amount of VAT due and the amount actually collected in 26 Member States in 2012.

National student fee and support systems in European Higher Education 2014/2015

National student fee and support systems in European Higher EducationLevels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published by the Commission's Eurydice network. The report, covering 33 European countries, reveals that fee systems remained relatively stable across the continent, despite some notable exceptions. Germany is the only country to recently abolish tuition fees, despite introducing them only in 2007.