THE EUROPEAN Ombudsman has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has re-examined import permits granted to a Russian game exporter, which were issued by Brussels officials who had enjoyed hospitality from the applicant. However, although the Ombudsman's call for further checks on Sweden-based company Norrfrys Ab Was complied with, the Commission conformed its earlier decision.

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