Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY NAFTOGAZ OF UKRAINE Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser GOOD MORNING: Just when you thought Brussels had gone on a ski trip, we’ve got a Playbook full of drama for you today. Speaking of time off — I’ll be away Monday and Tuesday and will leave you in Zoya’s capable hands. I’ll be back Wednesday morning, reporting from Bavaria. TODAY’S BIGGEST EXCITEMENT ANTI-MONEY-LAUNDERING BLACKLIST UPHEAVAL: Twenty-seven EU governments made it clear by Thursday that they object to the European Commission’s blacklist of countries that allegedly have overly lax money-laundering and terror-financing rules. The sole holdout, according to diplomats? Belgium. The Commission’s blacklist included 23 jurisdictions, among them Saudi Arabia and four U.S. territories. To vote down the list, which is … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Naftogaz of Ukraine: Saudis divide EU over naughty list — Gender issues — What happened in Hanoi?
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Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 10:21 AM EST Nov 29, 2018 Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of "Today" anchor Matt Lauer's firing over what NBC deemed "inappropriate sexual behavior," which, along with the ouster of "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose, set off seismic shifts in the TV news world. But former NBC News reporter Linda Vester, who made her own accusations against ex "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw in April, says nothing has changed. If anything, she told Variety, “The women who speak to me say the climate of fear is worse than ever, the silencing is worse than ever.” Vester, who worked as a reporter and anchor for NBC and MSNBC in the mid-'90s, marked the anniversary of Lauer's fall from grace by buying an ad in Thursday's New York Times that calls on the network's board of director's to end the practice of non-disclosure agreements and forced arbitration in cases involving sexual harassment. "The reason I can speak is I’m not … [Read more...] about Matt Lauer Today firing one year later: Has anything changed at NBC?