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6th Jul 2020

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Luxembourg and Ireland pay highest minimum wages

The highest minimum wage (€1,999 per month) is paid in Luxembourg, followed by Ireland (€1,614), the Netherlands (€1,578) and Belgium (€1,563), according to a Eurostat comparison of minimum wages in 22 EU countries released on Friday. When eliminating price differences the highest monthly minimum wage was almost three times higher than the lowest, which is paid in Bulgaria (€261 per month), followed by Lithuania (€400) and Romania (€408).

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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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