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12th May 2021

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EU 'proud' on asylum seekers

A European Commission spokesman has said the EU can be "proud" of its record on asylum seekers, noting EU countries grant protection to "tens of thousands" of people each year. He said Greece is a "worry," after NGO Amnesty International highlighted anti-immigrant incidents in south Europe in a new report.

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Fidesz MEP oversees FOI appeals on disgraced Fidesz MEP

Disgraced former Fidesz MEP József Szájer is entitled to a transitional allowance. The European Parliament won't say if he took one. An appeal on a freedom of information request is delayed - while appeals are overseen by another Fidesz MEP.

Belgium outlines summer Covid relaxation plans

Belgian prime minister Alexander De Croo announced that from 9 June restaurants, cinemas, theatres and fitness centres will be able to open their doors again. Indoor and outdoor events will steadily be able to host more people.

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