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2nd Jun 2020

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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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Beethoven vs Virus: How his birthplace Bonn is coping

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Bonn cancelled Beethoven: the much-anticipated 'Beethovenfest', as well as numerous concerts, exhibits and theatre performances were called off, some of the events were rescheduled for 2021.

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