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17th Jan 2018

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Renzi: Personalising constitutional referendum a 'mistake'

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi back-peddled on Tuesday on a promise to leave office if an upcoming referendum on a constitutional reform, due in the autumn failed. "This referendum is not my referendum, because this reform has a father whose name is (former president of Italy) Giorgio Napolitano," Renzi told party supporters at an event in Modena, northern Italy. “I made a mistake personalising it too much.”

MEPs target exports of cyber surveillance tech

MEPs have introduced a human rights clause into the export of cyber surveillance technology as part of EU-wide reforms to prevent abuse by autocratic regimes. The Strasbourg plenary will vote on the bill on Wednesday.

ECB withheld information on 'flawed' bank supervision

The European Central Bank refused to provide important evidence when the Court of Auditors examined its management of the banking crisis. A court report said the system was substantial but had "flaws".

Fewer MEPs than visitors turn up for Estonian PM

Less than seven percent of MEPs watch Estonian prime minister's speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. More visiting students showed up than MEPs, prompting questions of the value of such sessions.

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