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EU court orders Le Pen to repay EU parliament

The General Court of the EU ruled on Tuesday that French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has to pay back €298,500 to the European Parliament over fake assistant jobs. Judges said that Le Pen, who was an MEP until last year, failed to prove that activities of her assistants paid by the EU parliament between 2010 and 2016 were "linked actually, directly and exclusively to her mandate."

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

EU says Hungary's anti-Juncker campaign is fake news

The European Commission has branded the latest campaign by the Hungarian government as 'fake news', after Orban's government accused Juncker of pressing ahead with migration proposals that threaten the country's security.

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