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Schulz absent for parliament presidency debate

Martin Schulz was not present at a debate Monday evening ahead of Tuesday's election for the European Parliament's presidency. Schulz is backed by the centre-right EPP and liberal ALDE groups and his own S&D group for the post. Ulrike Lunacek, Sajjad Karim and Pablo Iglesias are the other candidates.

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Consultancies pocketing EU millions prompts MEP grilling

The European Commission spent €542.4m between 2016 and 2020 for studies written by external private contractors. The findings are part of a larger probe into how large consultancies are increasingly landing lucrative contracts, amid questions on possible conflicts of interest.

Researchers slam EU safety review of glyphosate

EU authorisation of glyphosate is set to be renewed next year. It has now received an initial positive safety review - which researchers say is based on a faulty industry-led study.

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