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MEPs to visit Catalan 'political prisoners'

A delegation of 17 MEPs from the Greens, the radical left GUE/NGL, the liberal Alde and the conservative ECR groups will soon go to Spain to visit members of the Catalan government who were dismissed and imprisoned after the region's declaration of independence in October. The MEPs said in a statement on Monday that the Catalan separatist politicians were "political prisoners" who belonged to "the legitimate Catalan government".

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Pressure mounts to grill Malta's Muscat at EU summit

The Dutch prime minister and figures from the European Parliament are both piling on pressure for leaders at the EU summit to discuss the rule of law in Malta, as the presence of the island-nation's prime minister draws protests.

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Revealed: little evidence to justify internal border checks

EUobserver has obtained notification reports from five European states explaining why they want to impose internal border checks. Few provide any substantial evidence to justify the controls, putting the European Commission in a difficult position to end them.

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