Corruption in Europe is undermining democracy and costing billions of euros every year, according to a new EU study.
After months of legal turmoil, Romania's anti-corruption chief has been fired. Her sacking and controversial legal reforms to weaken corruption charges is raising concern in Brussels.
Romania's president slammed the ruling party as a "dictatorship" after they pushed through reforms that partly decriminalize abuse of office. The changes came after the Social Democrat's party head was sentenced to jail.
Former Pakistani PM Sharif has been arrested after landing in Pakistan. The arrest comes as the deadliest attack in the election campaign killed 130 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province.
The court has said the former Catalan leader can be extradited to Spain for graft and not rebellion. Puigdemont faces charges of rebellion and corruption in connection with Catalonia's failed bid for independence.
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