The FT reveals that Joseph Daul - the man just sworn in as head of the EPP - is under investigation for fraud. The investigation centres on the alleged diversion of €16m in government farming funds to finance the French farmers’ union FNSEA in the 1990s.
The EU tells off Russia for turning off its oil supplies to Belarus. EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said "We have told them that the disruptions to oil supplies we have seen in the last few days must never, never happen again". Reminding one team member of the film Team America and Hans Blix's threat to write Kim Jong-Il a "very angry letter" if he keeps refusing to have a weapons inspection.
EU proposes new law to limit carbon emissions from vehicles, which would add £1,600 to the price of every new car in the UK.
France rules out the EU making any concessions on farm tariffs in the WTO talks - a position which would all but kill off the Doha round.
And EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini announces he wants to begin setting national immigration quotas for EU members.