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Peter Teffer

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2021

China is left with few friends in the European Parliament

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Peter Teffer

Peter Teffer

The President of the European Parliament has ordered an investigation into whether members of an informal Chinese ‘friendship group’ violated integrity rules. But was that group, despite all its efforts, of any use to China at all?

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Former EU defence chief took up lobby job at Airbus without authorisation

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Peter Teffer

Peter Teffer

Jorge Domecq, former chief executive at the European Defence Agency (EDA), started his new job as lobbyist for defence corporation Airbus before having received the required authorisation from the EU. By doing so, Domecq broke EDA staff rules that are meant to prevent conflicts of interests.

EU member states do not want a common coronavirus policy

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Peter Teffer

Peter Teffer

In a Europe without borders, a virus spreads more easily than elsewhere. Although the EU has acknowledged this fact on several occasions, member states do not want to relinquish their sovereignty in the field of public health. The EU agency established after SARS is but a shadow of its American counterpart.