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13th Jul 2020

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EU Ombudsman opens case on Selmayr promotion

EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has asked the European Commission to answer seven questions about its handling of Martin Selmayr's appointment as secretary general before 15 June. In a letter to commission president Jean-Claude Juncker published on Monday, she also asked the commission to hand over "all documents" and "all legal advice" related to Selmayr's promotion, which the EU Parliament said "could be viewed as a coup-like action".

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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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