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7th Jul 2020

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New Italian coalition wants €250bn debt forgiveness

The new Italian government plans to ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250bn of Italian debt, according to a 39-page draft coalition program dated 14 May between the 5-Star Movement and the far-right League. Obtained by Huffington Post Italia, the draft also calls for a renegotiation of Italy's European Union budget contributions and to end sanctions against Russia.

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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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