We don’t have an effective European Union that can give an answer to today’s challenges, says Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian prime minister and liberal bloc leader in the European Parliament.
MEPs have decried the promotion of the "Rasputin of Brussels" to lead the 33,000 civil servants at the European Commission. Liberal parliamentarians have threatened to oust the Juncker Commission over the scandal.
The European Parliament has backed a plan for unprecedented punitive action against Poland for undermining the rule of law with a series of judicial reforms. Poland could, theoretically, lose EU voting rights.
European Union countries have agreed on new rules to crack down on cross-border schemes that help companies evade taxes. Tax professionals who fail to inform authorities about these ploys will be hit with penalties.
Sexual harassment scandals and the #MeToo movement in the US empowered women to reveal assaults in the European Parliament. Has it helped to create more accountability in the Brussels bubble? Teri Schultz reports.
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