Thursday

24th May 2018

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MEPs back Commission's action against Poland

MEPs on Thursday supported the EU Commission's unprecedented sanctions procedure against Poland for undermining the rule of law. Lawmakers voted 422 in favour, 147 against and with 48 abstentions on a non-binding resolution to back the EU executives efforts to bring Poland's judicial reforms in line with EU rules and values. The vote adds pressure on Poland, whose premier is due to meet commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on 8 March.

Focus

Are EU data watchdogs staffed for GDPR?

The success of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) will depend on whether data protection authorities enforce the new rules - which, in turn, will be at least partly determined by how many people they employ.

EU pessimistic on permanent US trade exemption

EU trade chief said the US will impose tariffs or "other limiting measures" on 1 June, as the EU's offer to start limited trade talks is probably not enough for the protectionist Trump presidency.

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