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EU to look into Italy spending on migrant boat later on

The European Commission said it will assess EU funds allegedly spent by Italy for escorting the Aquarius boat carrying migrants to Valencia once the "reporting period" for the use of such funds ends at the end of this year, a spokesperson said following EUobserver's report. "We cannot confirm this information ... we have standard procedures through which we assess eligibility at the end of the reporting period," she said.

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EU to open up 'black box' of political ads

Paid political ads will have to show how much was spent on the ad, the sources of funds, the name of the sponsor. "Without providing this information, political advertisement will be illegal," commission vice-president Věra Jourová said.

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