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Protests in Strasbourg at rejection of Catalan MEPs

Thousands of Catalans gathered outside the European Parliament on Tuesday, protesting that their three MEPs, elected in May, have been prevented from taking their seats by the Spanish authorities. To applause from fellow MEPs, Irish Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy, said the "credibility" of the parliament and of democracy was being undermined as the Catalan MEPs were not allowed to take their seats.

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MEPs boycott awards over controversial sponsorship

Two MEPs have withdrawn their nominations from the MEPs Awards over the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis's participation as a sponsor — currently involved in an alleged bribery scandal in Greece.

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If Russia collapses — which states will break away?

Increasingly, analysts — both inside and outside of Russia — are considering the possibility of the Russian Federation's collapse into a series of independent states. Who are the most likely candidates for secession in Russia's south, east, and centre?

EU Parliament interpreters stage strike

Interpreters at the European Parliament are fed up with remote interpretation, citing auditory health issues given the poor quality of the online sessions.

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