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7th Jul 2020

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Moldova's president rejects PM nominee, cites 'integrity'

Moldova's president, Nicolae Timofti, rejected the prime minister chosen by the three-party pro-Europe coalition government Wednesday, saying Vlad Plahotniuc, a businessman, “does not meet the integrity criteria”. Timofti's refusal could trigger new elections in the former Soviet republic, a member of the EU Eastern Partnership where Russia is still influential.

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Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

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