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6th Jul 2020

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Italy weighs up sending navy into Libyan waters

Italy is considering a plan to send its navy into Libyan waters to stop migrants and return them, after Libyan prime minister Fayez Serraj, who leads the UN-backed unity government, made a request for help. Boats currently only operate in international waters. On Thursday, Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni called the Libyan request "a possible turning point" in the migration crisis. Italy's parliament could vote on the mission next week.

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Agenda

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.

EU parliament chairs explain missing lobbyist meetings

MEPs in January 2019 agreed to a rule change in a bid for greater transparency. The rules included requiring committee chairs to publish their meetings with registered lobbyists. EUobserver spoke to six chairs, who haven't done so yet.

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