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17th Jan 2018

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Slovenia sues Croatia over old bank debt

Slovenia filed on Thursday a court case at the European Court of Human Rights, demanding €360mn in compensation from Croatia for the Zagreb-based defunct Ljubljanska Banka. Slovenian justice minister Goran Klemencic told a news conference that Croatian authorities had prevented recouping the debt after the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991. The court last year ordered Slovenia to repay depositors in Croatia and Bosnia who lost their savings when Yugoslavia collapsed.

MEPs target exports of cyber surveillance tech

MEPs have introduced a human rights clause into the export of cyber surveillance technology as part of EU-wide reforms to prevent abuse by autocratic regimes. The Strasbourg plenary will vote on the bill on Wednesday.

ECB withheld information on 'flawed' bank supervision

The European Central Bank refused to provide important evidence when the Court of Auditors examined its management of the banking crisis. A court report said the system was substantial but had "flaws".

Fewer MEPs than visitors turn up for Estonian PM

Less than seven percent of MEPs watch Estonian prime minister's speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. More visiting students showed up than MEPs, prompting questions of the value of such sessions.

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