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13th Jul 2020

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Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief

Greek deputy minister for justice Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Thursday criticised a letter sent this week by three EU commissioners, defending a former chief of the Greek statistical agency, who is accused of falsifying data. "The three European officials essentially ask the Greek government to intervene in the independent Greek justice in favour of Mr. Georgiou," he said in a statement, adding the letter conflicted with EU law.

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EU 'in-person' summit plus key data privacy ruling This WEEK

EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday and Saturday to discuss in person the EU's long-term budget and recovery plan to respond to the crisis. Meanwhile, the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield might depend on this week's ruling.

Michel lays out compromise budget plan for summit

Ahead of expected tense discussions next weekend among EU leaders, European Council president Charles Michel tries to find common ground: the recovery package's size, and grants, would stay - but controls would be tougher.

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