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12th Nov 2019

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Putin delays payment for French Mistral warships

Moscow will not pay for two French-built Mistral-class warships until the second vessel has been delivered to the Russian navy, Anatoly Isaikin, head of Russia's state arms trade agency, told ITAR-Tass. French president Hollande said in July that delivery of the second ship would “depend on Moscow’s attitude” to Ukraine.

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Catalan MEP is 'elected', court advisor says

In a boost for the cause of three Catalan MEPs, the advocate general of the EU Court of Justice has recognised their mandate as elected MEPs -but it is up to the parliament if they should enjoy immunity.

New commissioners clear 'conflict of interests' hurdle

The parliament's legal affairs committee narrowly gave the green light to France's Thierry Breton - with some MEPs critical of the candidate's links to IT firm Atos. Meanwhile, Brussels still waits for a UK commissioner.

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Israeli labelling ruling lets consumers make choice

Beyond the Israel-specific dimension of this decision, the EU court places ethics back at the heart of European consumer choices and reminds us that our daily, mundane purchases may have considerable and unforeseen geopolitical implications, particularly as regards occupied territories.

Far-right Vox celebrates, as Spain left without majority

Although the governing Socialists Party (PSOE) won the most seats at Sunday's elections, the political deadlock continues with a deeply-fragmented scenario, in which the far-right Vox party is in a strong position while the centre has become irrelevant.

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