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Council of the EU to join lobby transparency register

The Council of the EU, which represents national governments, will join the EU's transparency register of lobbyists, it announced on Wednesday. "Increased transparency in EU decision-making is a must if we want to remain credible to our citizens," said Estonian deputy minister for EU affairs Matti Maasikas on behalf of the Council. The Council adopted on Wednesday a position with the terms on which it will join the register.

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Pressure mounts to grill Malta's Muscat at EU summit

The Dutch prime minister and figures from the European Parliament are both piling on pressure for leaders at the EU summit to discuss the rule of law in Malta, as the presence of the island-nation's prime minister draws protests.

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Revealed: little evidence to justify internal border checks

EUobserver has obtained notification reports from five European states explaining why they want to impose internal border checks. Few provide any substantial evidence to justify the controls, putting the European Commission in a difficult position to end them.

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