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EU Western Sahara labelling blow to Morocco

The European Commission on Wednesday said products originating from the Western Sahara must be labelled as such, in a move likely to stoke a backlash from Morocco, which annexed the territory. The EU has recently secured trade deals with Morocco that span the Western Sahara, an area around the size of the United Kingdom amid an intense lobbying campaign. EUobserver's conflict of interest revelations led to rapporteur's resignation.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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