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16th Jul 2018

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MEPs repeat demand to see VW fraud report

The European Parliament again urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) to release a report that outlined how Volkswagen misled the bank into lending it €400m. In a non-binding resolution adopted on Thursday with 539 votes against 39, MEPs underlined "the secretive nature of the EIB's handling of the case". The bank rejected a previous request by the parliament's plenary – and by EUobserver – to publish the report.

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How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

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