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The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank, the bank that collapsed in 2009 and cost Irish taxpayers more than €30bn, has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price. Two other senior Anglo executives are still awaiting a verdict about loans to Ireland's then-richest man, Sean Quinn.
EU centre-right top candidate Jean-Claude Juncker told AFP he wants politicians rather than bureaucrats in the EU commission if he becomes its president after the May elections. "You'd have to be deaf and blind not to realise that the EU and the commission are viewed with increasing suspicion," he said.
The EU and Switzerland are close to ending a spat over freedom of movement, AFP reports. In February, the Alpine country voted to reestablish immigration controls, jeopardising a range of agreements with the EU. Switzerland is a non-EU member of the border-free Schengen area and the EU internal market.
British eurosceptic party, Ukip, leader Nigel Farage has told the BBC that a report in The Times, a British daily, that he fiddled expenses, is a "politically motivated attack from what is the establishment newspaper". He added: "I am taking legal advice, I think this is completely and utterly outrageous."
Over half of Czechs think there are "too many" foreigners in the country, despite it being the most ethnically homogeneous of the EU states, according to a fresh CVVM poll. Sixty-two percent -the highest percentage since 2005- don't believe every foreigner should be allowed to settle in the country.