Hungarian police investigate fraud in EU-funded projects Feb 09, 2018 0 49 12345 REUTERSBUDAPESTHungarian prosecutors have launched an investigation into European Union-funded projects investigated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and run by a company once controlled by the son-in-law of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.OLAF said last month its investigation concerned 35 public lighting projects in Hungary. It had sent a report containing financial recommendations to the European Commission and its judicial recommendations to prosecutors.Hungary receives billions of euros in EU development funds each year, an important driver of economic growth. The EU is preparing for tough negotiations on its next seven-year spending plan, with some member-states calling for a reduction in generous funding for the ex-communist east.Orban's right-wing Fidesz party, in power since 2010, is tipped to win a third consecutive term in an election due on April 8. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Soros donation to halt Brexit causes storm in Britain Feb 09, 2018 0 60 Merkel under fire from own ranks over coalition deal with centre-left Feb 09, 2018 0 53 France commits to boosting defence spending by 35% over six years Feb 09, 2018 0 360 EU lawmakers want review of summer clock switch AFP Strasbourg (France) EU lawmakers called on Thursday for a possible end to daylight saving time in a move that could lead to European nations abandoning the need to change clocks every six months. MEPs highlighted .. Popular French minister denies sex harassment rumours AFP PARIS France's environment minister Nicolas Hulot furiously fended off rumours of sexual harassment on Thursday two weeks after another member of President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet was accused of rape. .. Spain pledges Brexit won't change daily Gibraltar life AFP MADRID SPAIN'S foreign minister pledged on Thursday that daily life in Gibraltar would not be affected by Brexit, easing fears that Madrid would use Britain's exit from the EU to gain authority over the .. No evidence of Russian interference in Brexit referendum, says YouTube REUTERS WASHINGTON YouTube found no evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum, a senior executive told a British parliamentary committee inquiry into fake news. Britain's Digital, Media, ..