BY Maïa de La Baume and Florian Eder MEPs in the Socialists & Democrats group choose a replacement for Gianni Pittella. Court hands down bill in long-running legal battle.

Ukrainian foreign minister urges Boris Johnson to consider redeploying personnel in message to Kremlin. Labour Party to hold music festival in London.

With the opposition figurehead barred from the ballot, the outcome of Sunday’s election was never in doubt. Despite all the warm words and signs of momentum in the Brexit talks the hard problem of the Northern Irish border isn’t solved.

US president also lashed out over the weekend at former FBI Director James Comey. Leader’s comments on Muslims spark outrage.

Bloc calls on Moscow to provide urgent answers. BY Charlie Cooper and Maïa de La Baume David Davis confirms transition period will end on December 31, 2020. Read more from politico.eu…

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