21st Mar 2018


EU court confirms Le Pen has to repay parliament €320,000

The Court of Justice of the EU confirmed on Wednesday that two far-right French MEPs, Jean-Marine Le Pen and Bruno Gollnisch, have to repay the European Parliament €320,026 and €275,984 respectively. The parliament demanded the sums in 2016, because the two MEPs could not prove that the money was correctly spent on parliamentary assistants. They appealed, but the court said the parliament's decision was taken according to the rules.


EU praises Turkey on migrant deal despite Greek misery

The EU-Turkey deal was agreed two years ago in Brussels. Focus has largely been on reducing migrant flows across the Mediterranean and helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, while the plight of those on the Greek islands are ignored.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

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